Judd Apatow used his appearance at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (17.01.16) to mock the Golden Globes success of Matt Damon's 'The Martian'.
Apatow is unhappy that the sci-fi film beat his movie 'Trainwreck' to the Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical prize at the Golden Globe Awards and that Damon took home Best Actor - Motion Picture Comedy for his performance as astronaut Mark Watney when he doesn't consider 'The Martian' to be a comedy movie.
During a speech to honour Trainwreck's star Amy Schumer with the MVP Award, Judd - who directed-and-produced 'Trainwreck' - spotted Damon in the audience and aimed a series of barbed jibes at the actor.
He said: "I got Matt Damon staring at me right now, right after that whole Golden Globe Comedy thing. We only have one award, Matt. That's all we get. I'm like a nerd on the schoolyard, and you stole my milk money."
Continuing his light-hearted moan about drama films dominating the comedy categories at awards shows, he added: "Can we just pick whatever category we want to be in? We have an Asian man in our film, can I go foreign film now?
"I don't mean to be weird about it, but to all the dramas out there, go f**k yourself. And your period costumes and your concussions and your bears and your sexuality. Go f**k yourself!"
Apatow - whose previous work includes movies such as 'Knocked Up', 'The 40-year-old Virgin', 'Superbad' and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - then got back to business and presented the "funniest person in the world" Schumer with her MVP Award.
The director - who attended the Critics' Choice Awards with his wife, 'The Vacation' star Leslie Mann - said: "They made up an award to get her here. That's how valid these awards are."
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