Actor Will Ferrell has said he believes comedy films deserve more recognition from award shows. Speaking at the UK premiere of his new film Daddy’s Home, Ferrell praised The Golden Globes for leading the way, but said that there’s still more to be done.

Will FerrellWill Ferrell at the UK premiere of Daddy’s Home.

"I think comedians are used to not being recognised for the most part, but I appreciate the Golden Globes has a comedy category, It feels like award shows should expand their critiquing and realise that doing comedy is difficult.”

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“Ask any dramatic actor and they'll tell you how hard it is. I guess if we make it look too easy, it doesn't get recognised,” the 48 year old added. Ferrell’s latest comedy, Daddy’s Home, sees the actor reunited with his The Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg and the two friends had plenty of fun on set together.

"We have a similar work ethic, we're both producers as well, and we want to ensure everyone enjoys the movie,” Wahlberg said. "It's really unfair for them to pay us so much for having so much fun.”

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The film sees Ferrell as Brad, a mild-mannered radio executive, who is trying to earn the affection of his stepchildren. But matters become complicated when the kids real dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing the pair to compete for the children’s love. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell’s wife Sarah.

Watch the trailer for Daddy’s Home below: