Get Out currently stands as perhaps the best reviewed film of the year so far, with an astounding 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and only two negative reviews out of 289. It was one hell of a directorial debut for director Jordan Peele, and while the man certainly made his name as a comedy actor, one wouldn’t necessarily classify Get Out as a comedy.
Of course, that only applies to you if you’re normal, but if there’s one organization that isn’t quite normal, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In recent years, they’ve taken a lot of heat for nominating films and TV shows as comedies that really shouldn’t be classified as such. At last year’s awards show, The Martian was famously up for Best Comedy, and while they were widely criticized for that, it doesn’t seem to have changed their tune, as revealed by Variety awards editor Kristopher Tapley on Twitter.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The HFPA met today to determine categories. Get Out seemed most in danger of being overruled, but while there was disagreement, it’s officially in comedy.”
You read that correctly. The horror film Get Out is being classified as a comedy for the Golden Globes, because why the hell not? More than anything, whenever Golden Globes come up due to miscategorization, it seems like a disservice to the films. While Get Out was a genuinely good movie, it feels like the HFPA doesn’t find a “genre” film classy enough to compete as a drama, so they throw it in another category.
It’s a backwards problem, and they really should get that under control.
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SOURCE: Kristopher Tapley