Yes, Lady Bird just set a new record for Rotten Tomatoes for being the best reviewed movie in the site’s history, which comes as no surprise to us for how much it really does live up to its own hype.
Yet, Lady Bird is not the only comedy movie receiving heaps of praise as well as multiple award nominations and award wins (Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, National Board of Review).
Comedy, just like horror, is having a banner year in movie theaters.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Hollywood Film Awards, British Independent Film Awards and been nominated in multiple categories for both British Independent Film Awards and the Spirit Awards.
Nominations have been handed out to the likes of Ingrid Goes West and Beatriz at Dinner as well. You should also not forget that Ruben Östlund’s The Square, a hilariously scathing satire of the high art world, landed the Palme d’Or at Cannes, a rare honor for something so funny.