Judd Apatow: Awards shows are irritating

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Judd Apatow: Awards shows are irritating

Judd Apatow believes awards shows are "irritating" and don't follow any "logic".

The 48-year-old filmmaker was particularly shocked when sci-fi film 'The Martian', which stars Matt Damon, won Best Comedy Or Musical at the 2016 Golden Globes over his comedy 'Trainwreck' and slammed the set-up of the glitzy events and the race in Hollywood to scoop accolades.

Speaking to Shortlist magazine, he said: "That (the Golden Globes) is a particularly irritating awards show because there's no logic to it. 'The Martian' is an incredible movie, but even the makers of it don't think it's a comedy. But it's not important. It's ultimately silly.

"The awards race is really funny because people have to campaign to win awards. You want to win something for merit but you can only win for merit if you spend millions of dollars trying to convince people."

Apatow later came face-to-face with Damon at the Critics' Choice Awards and used his appearance as an opportunity to mock the star.

During a speech to honour 'Trainwreck's Amy Schumer with the MVP Award, he said: "I got Matt Damon staring at me right now, right after that whole Golden Globe Comedy thing. We only have one award, Matt. That's all we get. I'm like a nerd on the schoolyard, and you stole my milk money."

However, the producer-and-director still doesn't regret his comments, and justified the dig by saying it's necessary to give actors a "hard time".

He said: "It's fun to give them a hard time about it because they deserve it. Half the time we all vote and haven't see any of the movies."