HomeNewsBusinessCultureHealthVideoNewsletter

Seth Rogen Jokes “Hollywood Hates Jews”

The “Knocked Up” star explains why comedies rarely win awards

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: October 24th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News
Seth Rogen at the Hollywood Film AwardsPic: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Awards season has officially begun with perhaps the most absurd awards ceremony of them all, The Hollywood Film Awards.

The Hollywood Film Awards introduces the industry to the films that will most likely be nominated for both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and hands out statues to some of Hollywood’s best, but the problem is that most of the movies being celebrated actually haven’t been released yet… so at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards, Quentin Tarantino won for ‘Django Unchained’ (unreleased and unfinished), Bradley Cooper won for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (unreleased, except for a few festivals), and Judd Apatow was honored with the Hollywood Comedy Award (much deserved).

Seth Rogen introduced Judd Apatow at the awards ceremony, but first pointed out some truths about the Hollywood system, and why comedies are rarely recognized during awards season.

“This is the first stop of the awards season. Or if you work in comedy, it’s known as the last stop of the awards season. This is it. This is all. We’ll lose to a musical at the Golden Globes. We all know that will happen. Les Mis just f—ed us all. The funniest movie of all time could come out and Les Mis will still win. It doesn’t matter. This is it. So you better enjoy it. People in comedy do wonder why we don’t get more awards recognition for our work. We think maybe it’s because we make it look so easy. It could be our gross overuse of the word scrotum. That could have something to do with it. But I think everyone knows the truth. It’s ugly and hard to admit but I’m going to say it — Hollywood hates Jewish people.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this award show tonight is that none of these movies have come out yet. I think Quentin is still shooting Django if I’m not mistaken. I’ve never even heard of some of these movies yet. That’s how far out they are. They don’t even have trailers. What’s Rust and Bone? I don’t know what Rust and Bone is but apparently it’s amazing. That Chris Pine animated movie is still being animated. Katzenberg just rewrote the whole ending I heard.

Which brings me to my next question. Who voted for these things? I was told someone named Carlos or something like that. I picture Carlos the Jackal because all I know is his name is Carlos. It’s nice because it kind of feels like these are the new Golden Globes. Right? No one knows what it is. I don’t even get how they’re giving out these comedy awards. Zach Galifianakis won last year. He and Judd don’t even have the same job. Literally, they don’t do the same thing. All you need to do to win is have an amazing beard. That’s what I’ve learned.

But in all seriousness, it’s great that Judd is getting some recognition. He’s an incredible director. He’s not as good as Ben Affleck. I’m just going to say that. Ben Affleck is way better. [If Judd had] directed Argo, it would have been very unsuspenseful and I would have been in it. So let’s all take a walk down memory lane or into the future. I don’t know — they might show stuff from his new movie. Don’t get caught doping or they will strip you of this award in the future.”

Related articles: Seth Rogen, Hollywood Film Awards, Academy Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes, Awards Season, Judd Apatow, Jewish, Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook
0 times
Bob Dylan’s Yearbook (With Music Advice) Up For Auction

Christie’s is hosting an entertainment auction next month.

Drake Gives Moving Speech at Toronto High School Graduation [VIDEO]

The rapper dedicated his diploma to his mother.

Lena Dunham & Zoe Kravitz Sing ‘You Don’t Own Me’

A large selection of famous ladies united to urge women to vote against Romney

Seth Rogen Jokes “Hollywood Hates Jews”

The “Knocked Up” star explains why comedies rarely win awards

Natalie Portman’s Dior Ad Banned in the UK

The actresses newest ad was banned for false advertising

Lea Michele Excited by Pregnancy Rumors

The ‘Glee’ star tweets to fans that she’s “finally made it!”

Bob Dylan’s Yearbook (With Music Advice) Up For Auction

Christie’s is hosting an entertainment auction next month.

Drake Gives Moving Speech at Toronto High School Graduation [VIDEO]

The rapper dedicated his diploma to his mother.

Lena Dunham & Zoe Kravitz Sing ‘You Don’t Own Me’

A large selection of famous ladies united to urge women to vote against Romney

Seth Rogen Jokes “Hollywood Hates Jews”

The “Knocked Up” star explains why comedies rarely win awards

Natalie Portman’s Dior Ad Banned in the UK

The actresses newest ad was banned for false advertising

Lea Michele Excited by Pregnancy Rumors

The ‘Glee’ star tweets to fans that she’s “finally made it!”

news_scroll_down
OUR FACEBOOK FANS
Blogs
Take Responsibility for Your Own

The 19 year old sophomore sat on the exam table looking at the floor. A college student with obvious charm

The Stanford Prison Experiment at

In 1971, researchers set up a prison in the basement of Stanford University's Psychology Department. The idea was to

U.S. vs. Europe: Health Care

As I have tried to make abundantly clear the United States is the only country in the industrialized world that

Hands Off America

Alright, that does it.Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been willing to do their part for

Fat Returns After Liposuction ...

A study appeared in a journal titled “Obesity” which was reported by a group from the University of Colorado. In

What does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister

Share This Story With Your Friends!

Your Name:

Friend's Name:

E-Mail:

Friend's E-Mail:

(This information will not be displayed publicly)

Optional Message: