Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis has hit out at the Academy Awards saying that they are 'prejudice' against comedy movies.

Curtis has been behind the likes of Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, either as a writer or a director, over the years but he has never been recognised by the Academy.

He has just one Oscar nomination to his name and that was a best screenplay nod for Four Weddings and a Funeral back in 1995.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph Curtis said: The Daily Telegraph: "There is prejudice against comedy movies... which is why they don't get Oscars and things like that.

"They just don't win these awards. Bridesmaids, I think, got nominated for a screen award, but, no. Woody Allen only started getting nominated for Oscars when he got slightly less funny."

War Horse was Curtis' last work on the big screen as he helped pen the screenplay, Steven Spielberg went on to direct.

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