“Get Out” is apparently a comedy. Well, it will be at the 2018 Golden Globes, at least.
Jordan Peele’s horror-satire will compete as a comedy/musical at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards, TheWrap has learned. And while chatter within the industry has put it up as a likely contender to sweep its categories no matter where it was placed, some fans aren’t happy with the choice.
While several saw the decision as offensive and even racist, others said that the dark comedy in the film was very apparent.
And, let’s be clear here, it was submitted as a comedy. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association won’t just be voting for it in that category for kicks. It’s also important to consider that the only other alternative at the Globes would be to call it a drama — and the 2017 sleeper hit doesn’t quite seem to fit that descriptor either.
Among the voices to chime in about “Get Out”s placement on Twitter was Peele himself, who made a joke about the comedy news.
“‘Get Out’ is a documentary,” Peele tweeted, clearly poking fun at the outrage.
This submission could really be a good thing for the runaway box office hit, which could have a better shot at snagging an award for its lead, Daniel Kaluuya. The actor would most likely face contenders like Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”), Matt Damon (“Downsizing”), and Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”).
The 75th Golden Globe Awards nominations will be announced on Monday, Dec. 11. The show will be broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
Entertainment Weekly was the first to report the news of “Get Out”s submission as a comedy.
See reactions from Twitter to the decision to put “Get Out” in the comedy category below.
‘Get Out’ is a documentary.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 15, 2017
Get Out actually was a comedy but maybe it was hard for some of y’all to laugh for a reason
— Ira Madison III (@ira) November 14, 2017
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) November 15, 2017
Some of y’all are doing a lot with “Get Out” being placed in a comedy category. The studio and the people behind the film want awards and concluded that is their best shot. The end. God bless.
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) November 15, 2017
“Get Out”, is a movie about:
• Systematic Racism
• Interracial Relationships
• Black Horror Movie Stereotypes
• White Privilege
… all in one.
Definitely not a comedy.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) November 15, 2017
You understand the only way whiteness can process Get Out is to make light of it and pretend it was in jest. To award the film for being anything other than comedy would be to self-analyze and admit to the accuracy of it all.
— Francisco-Luis White (@FranciscoLWhite) November 15, 2017
The movie "Get Out" was a horror to blacks but a comedy to white people. Being oppressed is clearly a joke to them lol
— EverybodyHatesBdell (@Bdell1014) November 15, 2017
‘Get Out’ was nominated best comedy/musical dmsnsjsmsjejs white ppl are really funny
— Hibz ???????????????? (@Adolfhib) November 15, 2017