Judd Apatow disagrees with ‘Barbie’ being an adapted screenplay

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Judd Apatow isn’t a fan of the Academy’s decision barbie In the running for Best Adapted Screenplay.


Last week, Variety reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would not consider Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s script as an original screenplay, as was previously considered. Instead, when Academy voters decide whether to nominate a film’s script, they will only be able to vote in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.


on this subject Knocked The director did not hesitate to express his dissenting stance on social media.


Apatow said, “It’s insulting to the writers to say they were working on existing material.” wrote Saturdays on X (formerly known as Twitter). “There was no existing content or story. There was a clean box there.”



Between Ken’s dream ballet and Barbie’s cellulite, it goes without saying that the 2023 movie is quite different from any Barbie stories that have come before. No other corner of this franchise has ever dared to argue that Ken is not Keno! But although the film is based entirely on Gerwig and Baumbach’s original story, the Academy’s decision is likely due to the simple fact that barbie It featured pre-existing characters from the Mattel doll line.


In the past year, films that tell original stories but feature pre-existing characters have all been classified as adapted screenplays – even sequels to original works: this includes nominees Top Gun: Maverick, toy story 3, borat 2, And before sunset.


Judd Apatow and Margot Robbie as Barbie.

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As the Academy’s decision continues to be debated online by commentators over whether this is an accurate designation for the film, the Writers Guild of America has classified barbie This is an original work and will be considered for upcoming WGA Awards.


If the film earns an Oscar for its screenplay, it will be Gerwig’s fourth nomination. The writer-director actress earned two nominations for her directorial debut, lady bird Second for 2019 after (Direction and Original Screenplay) little Women (Adapted screenplay). The latter film received a total of six nominations, including Best Picture.


Voting members of the Academy will be able to cast their votes only barbieThe script will be in the adapted screenplay, when nomination voting begins on January 11.


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