The Comedy Bureau

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While there absolutely is a bias towards drama with The Oscars, comedy has a little more of a chance with The Spirit Awards as many indie comedies tend to be better received critically.

Even with that in mind, this year’s Spirit Awards definitely skewed towards dramas with lots of hilarious moments, comedies with lots of tension (and the two outright comedies in the wonderful In A World and Computer Chess) including Nebraska, Spectacular Now, Blue Jasmine, Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha, Crystal Fairy, , Afternoon Delight, and Don Jon.

We’re not suggesting that’s necessarily a bad thing (we’ve seen the majority of these films and they were all pretty great), but it’s definitely a trend.