NO LAUGHING MATTER
Comedy is not the least loved genre by the Academy, it’s science fiction. Think about it, no sci-fi film has ever won for best picture in 90 years! Masterpieces abound in the genre such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars: A New Hope and more recently Ex Machina, and yet the closest sci-fi comes to Best Picture is a welldeserved Best Director win for Gravity. Do the fantastic elements of sci-fi deter the Academy? If they do, how did the complete fantasy of The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King ever win Best Picture? Ponder on sci-fi’s lack of Academy recognition before wondering about comedy’s relatively recent wins!
ROHAN QUAYLE, VIA EMAIL
And Star Wars lost to... Annie Hall, a comedy. It’s a battle of the genres. And don’t get us started on sci-fi comedies. Spaceballs wasn’t even nominated!
WHY DON’T EWOKS YELL INSIDE? BECAUSE THEY USE THEIR ENDOR VOICES. KATIE, VIA EMAIL