Judd Apatow Says Oscars Auction 'Corny and Lame'
Director says money would be better used elsewhere.
The Academy wasn't the only big name unhappy with Tuesday night's Oscar auction.
The event, which took in $3 million for early-era statuettes, was criticized by Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow on Twitter on late Tuesday night.
"Buying other people's Oscars is so corny and lame. 4 millions. I guess charity is boring. For rusty old trophy. That $$ could help someone," he tweeted.
"Oscars should be won, not purchased," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement last week. However, they could not legally stop the auction, which was hosted by the Nate D. Sanders house, because they only put up for bid trophies awarded before a 1950 moratorium on selling the prizes was put in place.
Herman Mankiewicz's best screenplay Oscar for Citizen Kane, the only award the film earned at the 1942 ceremony, took in $588,455.