We all know that the Academy Awards regularly snubs comedians. As great as it would be if they recognized those funny men and women for the work they do, we all know that it’s just not going to happen.
Except back in 2001, Sean William Scott was convinced that he had a chance for some of those prestigious Oscar “medals”.
“During the making of the movie,” Scott remembers on last night’s Conan, “I remember Ashton and I were like ‘We’ve got a chance to win some awards for this thing.’”
“And when we didn’t get nominated, I thought ‘This is B.S.’ I was really upset about it.”
10 years later, for a brief moment, award voters decided to take comedy seriously by nominating Melissa McCarthy for an Oscar for Bridesmaids.
”And I thought ‘If Dude, Where’s my Car? came out right now, I would win some medals.”
It is a sad fact that comedians generally don’t fare too well once award season comes around. But this year, Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy have been generating some potential award season buzz, so we shall see. If only there was a retroactive Oscar category to right the slight against Dude, Where’s My Car?.