– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out, which hit theaters earlier this year, would likely be nominated for Best Comedy or Musical for the Golden Globes. You heard that right. The HORROR movie is getting categorized as a comedy or musical by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Of course, the internet didn’t react too kindly to this. Sure, a movie about racism and interracial relationships could be a comedy, but the approach taken here was definitely not tongue in cheek by the filmmakers.

Peele himself took to Twitter to respond to this news. Here’s what he had to say.

Okay, then. Didn’t see that coming. Obviously, he’s poking fun at the whole deal. But is this a comedy? Well, maybe not. But perhaps we can help shed some light on the “why” behind it all.

While I poked at the HFPA for doing this, the reality is it was Universal’s doing, as they’re the ones who submitted the film in the category for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s because it was a social satire film, which are often comedy in nature. Another likely reason is that the studio didn’t think the genre film stood a chance in drama, and wanted a Golden Globe under their belts.

Regardless, we hope that Get Out knocks it out the park and locks down that award. As one of the highest rated films of the year, it certainly deserves it!

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SOURCE: Jordan Peele

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.