Judd Apatow, whose own Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck" will compete in the category, earlier scoffed at such category hijinks: "Trying to dominate the comedy category when you are really a drama afraid of dramatic competition is a punk move," he said on Twitter.
"We shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it to believe 40 people who were victimized by him," Mr. Apatow said. "I am sure there are many victims who have not come forward. Maybe now more people in show business and all around our country will stand up and tell the people he attacked that we support you and believe you. I also hope Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rashad will now stand with the victims and not with their attacker."