NO LAUGH­ING MAT­TER

Empire (Australasia) - - Comment -

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

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