Louis XIII® Partners With The Broadcast Film Critics Association To Honor Judd Apatow

The King of Cognacs & Film Critics Award Comedic Genius in Cinema

Jan 11, 2013, 09:00 ET from Louis XIII de Remy Martin

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LOUIS XIII® Grande Champagne Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin®, and the Broadcast Film Critics bestowed the "Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award" to Judd Apatow at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony. Writer-Producer-Director Judd Apatow received the honor for demonstrating unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts.  LOUIS XIII is celebrated globally as a genius blend of cognac and is committed to recognizing this talent in other creative areas.

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Apatow has displayed his comedic genius in a prolific outpouring of features over the past decade, culminating with his new movie, This Is 40, which he wrote, directed and produced, and stars Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd.  Other classic comedies he wrote, directed and produced include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People.  Apatow has also been a creative force on an impressive number of television series, including the current HBO hit Girls and such classic offerings as The Larry Sanders Show, The Ben Stiller Show and BFCA favorite, The Critic

"Judd Apatow is a perfect choice for this honor," states Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which gives out the Critics' Choice Awards.  "In a stunningly brief span of time, Apatow has become a giant in Hollywood.  His comedy is both hysterically funny and deeply human.  Judd's ability to deftly depict the humor and pathos in the well-drawn contemporary characters who populate his films produces not only hilarity but a profound empathy.  It takes a true genius to pull this off – and Judd has done it over and over."

"We are honored to partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association to present the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award," said Augustin Depardon, Global Marketing Director –   LOUIS XIII. "Mr. Apatow continues to explore his multi-faceted talents in the field of entertainment and his works will be enjoyed for generations to come."

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About Louis XIII de Remy Martin
LOUIS XIII Cognac was created in 1874 by the House of Remy Martin founded in 1724.  It is an intricate alchemy blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie, created from the chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the best growing area of the Cognac region, France.  This cognac ages up to 100 years in specially crafted barrels called tiercons.  Four generations of cellar masters have worked to oversee the unique blend, which evokes tasting notes and scents of myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits, making it the most complex and most prestigious cognac in the world.

About The Broadcast Film Critics Association:
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics.  BFCA members are the primary source of information for today's film going public.  The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.

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