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'Walk Hard' offers laughs for award season

You get the sense that the filmmakers behind “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” have a certain yin-yang relationship with film awards.

“We’re satirizing the awards season,” said writer-producer Judd Apatow at the Chinese Theater preem Dec. 12 in Hollywood. “But secretly we want one really badly. We’re goofing on the kind of movie that, when you watch it, you can see them thinking of awards. But we did the same thing.”

“Our running joke has been were aping the appearance of seeking acclaim,” said director Jake Kasdan. “But this movie is so stupid, we think we can make this joke.”

Ironically, the following morning, star John C. Reilly actually got a nom from the Golden Globes.

Sony production prexy Matt Tolmach‘s take on all this: “Judd’s talking Oscars, but I’m thinking Grammys.”

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