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‘Get Out’ Has Been Labeled a Comedy for Golden Globes Consideration

Hey, as long as it’s being considered, right?

When it comes to the annual Golden Globes, nominated films are broken up into two categories: “Drama” and “Musical or Comedy.” The Jordan Peele-directed Get Out, unquestionably a horror film (or a “social thriller,” if you insist), may seem most suited for the “Drama” category, but it won’t be in that category if it indeed does get nominated.

As reported by Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association met today to determine categories, and while there was some disagreement, this year’s Get Out has officially been placed in the “Comedy” category.

Strange, to be sure, but let’s not forget that Ridley Scott’s The Martian won “Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical” back in 2016. So. Yeah.

Again, the good news here is that Get Out is being considered at all, which certainly could result in the film being nominated in at least one category. We’ll know for sure when nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes are announced on December 11.

Next year’s show takes place on January 8, 2018.



  • Jay Bennett

    Bit of dark comedy I guess? Fits more than the Martian did lol

  • Court

    This reminds me of the LOVE and FEAR life line from Donnie Darko. You can’t just lump everything into two categories, in this case it’s Drama or Comedy/Musical. That doesn’t make sense. It makes it unfair for other genres.

  • Mamet006

    Award shows are a joke in the first place. Who cares? Woody Allen stuck his finger to award shows long ago and we should all follow suit. It’s a bunch Hollywood masturbation. Hence of course why Harvey Weinstein won so much.

    • Oscars and Emmys are the only ones that I think truly matter. At the end of the day, who cares if you are a Golden Globe or Critics Choice Award winner?

    • Munchie Strikes Back

      Exactly, we should ALL emulate Woody Allen, the paragon of virtue.

  • Probably because of the director attached. At least it didn’t get shunned.

  • DaddyKo

    Because the movie is a fucking joke and so are all the people that smoked crack and thought it was anything but.

  • Saltoner

    Why awards mean nothing and honestly, while Get Out was fine, it was nothing special.

    • JackJonston24

      Are you fucking serious,it was one of the most fresh movies in the past years,gtfo you loser

      • Dennis Chenier

        I have yet to see Get Out but Jack you need to calm down. It’s called having a different opinion.

  • Kane

    well i mean its not even a horror film so….. atleast its actually getting acknowledged. such a shit film

  • Fucking bullshit, the only comedy here is the Golden Globes themselves. Did they even watch the movie? Because if they didn’t, then I could understand why the film was placed in that catagory, the trailers seemed like it was going to be a satirical comedy, and based off Jordan Peele’s work I had no reason to doubt that. But after seeing it, it’s incredibly dark and suspenseful. I believe they were either too scared to submit a movie so out of the box for award shows or didn’t bother looking past Peele’s earlier work. But eh, as long as it wins something (and I’m hoping it will)

  • The Golden Globes get so much more respect than they actually deserve when you look at the way they do their categories and read about their selection process. In all honesty, I’m surprised that it’s allowed to air on network television, since it’s three hours of Hollywood Studios and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association masturbating.

  • RKitty01

    Deadpool was nominated as a comedy as well

    • Otterlee

      Deadpool was funny.

    • REC03

      cause it was

    • IBelievePhonies

      Because it is comedy/Fantasy but the comic book different Deadpool stories can fall under Horror not sure if Fox will go that route yet lets hope they don’t give it to Disney.

    • Deadpool is a comedy..

  • MadCows

    What a bunch of tards

  • Grimphantom

    Does anyone really care about the Golden Globes or any other awards nonsense?

    • Alexander Howlin

      Yeah, I never understood the fascination with the Golden Globes or any other Hollyweird award shows, either. All it is is crap for annoying celebs to pat themselves on the back.

  • Dennis Giles

    Did not rate this movie ..horror ? Ha

  • Brett Lovejoy

    Thankfully these awards shows are totally pointless and irrelevant. Once you realize that, it’s easy not to get mad at these selections.

    • Alexander Howlin

      Yup, Hollyweird award shows are crap for celebs to pat themselves on the back…for doing nothing.

  • Drew

    Terrible overrated movie anyway…sorry.

  • John Connor

    I guess I can see how a movie about slavery being carried on from past tradition into modern-day would be seen as a comedy to an industry that does exactly that.

  • Get Out IS a comedy, so i don’t see what the issue is here…

  • DukeStKing

    Comedy? Fuckin insulting.

  • Joe Smith

    Definitely not a horror movie.

  • REC03

    This movie sure had its hilarious moments but i wouldn’t classify it as a comedy myself. Maybe they need more categories?

  • noah garcia

    Definitely not a comedy yet it has comedic moments. Not all out horror. Thriller? Yes most definetely a thriller with subcategory of horror. In my opinion

    • Papa_spoosh

      It doesn’t take a crime board.. this is a horror movie

      • KSE1977

        All of that aside, I would still label it drama before comedy. Thor 3 was funny, nobody would label it a comedy. Obviously Golden Globes needs a genre category, like Thriller/Action/Horror.

      • Some Guy

        what the fuck is a crime board

        • Papa_spoosh

          I bet it’d be easier for you to do a quick google than for me to describe it but what I’m saying is this is not complicated stuff… It’s a horror movie, plain and simple

  • DeadFuck

    It should win an award for best white guilt in a motion picture

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  • DarklingMagick

    It just shows you how horror is treated as a non-serious genre that the Golden Globes doesn’t have a catagory for it but if you ask me Horror can be drama and this is more drama than comedy.

  • IBelievePhonies

    Well it is based of Eddie Murphy joke but if taken seriously it is a Drama/Mystery not really horror or more like Black Horror.

  • Papa_spoosh

    Get out was great and isn’t most definitely a horror movie

  • I’d say it’s much more a black comedy than a horror, though it had all the horror tropes.

    The fact that it’s still got people debating what exactly it is shows how great of a movie it is.

  • Necro

    Now that’s funny!

  • Necro

    Those award shows are a fucking joke anyway!

  • iheartmoviemusic

    I have yet to see this movie ( I know… for shame, right?!), but all the trailers ans clips I saw made me think this movie was more Thriller than Horror. I need to see the movie……

  • marklola12 .

    such a shitty movie

  • Some Guy

    You know what makes Get Out a comedy now?

    …because it’s trying to Get In(cluded)!

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