Here’s another big problem with the Oscars no one talks about: It’s 99% drama. Until a movie like “Bridesmaids” or “Airplane!” gets a Best Picture win or even a nomination, it’s all conspicuously incomplete. “Get Out” is a breath of fresh air to be sure, but it’s the exception.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 5, 2018
Without a dash of the type of hostility we've grown accustomed to seeing in Twitter rants, Seth MacFarlane reasonably touched up on the pattern the Academy Awards follows with its lack of comedies nominated for Best Picture.
Bridesmaids was nominated under the Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay categories at the 84th Academy Awards. Though, his point still stands, and he even replied to people arguing that a movie like 'Bridesmaids' was not Best Picture material.
Why not? It broke a shitload of new ground, and was undeniably hilarious. https://t.co/upVJYdneZG— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 5, 2018
When asked by a follower what comedy has ever been "Best Picture quality", Seth responds with a pretty good list of examples:
“Arthur”, “Tootsie”, “Defending Your Life”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Back to the Future” - why not any of these? https://t.co/vvl4C5hobA— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 5, 2018
Sources (Seth's Twitter): one, two, three
that horrid oscar performance that made me unstan aside, I definitely agree with him here tbh