Judd Apatow Expressed Disagreement with the Academy's Decision to Classify 'Barbie' as an Adapted Screenplay

January 8
Judd Apatow Expressed Disagreement with the Academy's Decision to Classify 'Barbie' as an Adapted Screenplay
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In a bold move, Judd Apatow challenges the Oscar’s screenplay categorization, igniting a debate in Hollywood.

Known for directing hits like ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘This Is 40’, Judd Apatow recently stepped into the spotlight for a different reason. His vocal disagreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the classification of ‘Barbie’ as an adapted screenplay has stirred up a significant conversation in the film industry.

Apatow argues that the film, devoid of pre-existing narrative material, rightfully belongs in the original screenplay category. “It’s insulting to the writers to say they were working off of existing material,” the director wrote in his Saturday X post. “There was no existing material or story. There was a clear box."

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