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Golden Globes Places "Get Out" In The Best Comedy/Musical Category; People Don't Find This Funny/Musical

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OkayPlayer- Jordan Peele‘s successful feature film debut Get Out will be competing at the Golden Globe Awards as a comedy.

If Get Out actually receives a nomination then it will likely find star Daniel Kaluuya going up against possible 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), according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.

The report also notes that although it does not seem likely that Get Out will receive in supporting nominations, it is possible that Peele could get a Globe nomination for directing if the horror-satire movie gains enough support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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First, if you’ve been living in a North Korean prison camp for the last year and haven’t seen Get Out, watch it tonight. It’s the rare movie that lives up to every word of hype it received. I saw it in a theater with a mostly-black audience, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had going to the movies. We were all CHEERING, clapping, laughing, and reacting to the insanity that occurs throughout the movie. By the time the final credits rolled, I felt like we’d survived an emergency landing on a plane beset by violent turbulence. Sadly, nobody wanted to hang out after the movie, despite my invitations.

The Golden Globes announced that Get Out was being considered for Best Musical/Comedy, and people are confused. I remember reading a review when this movie came out that called it a “horror-comedy.” That seemed fair. The TSA agent was hysterical. I laughed a handful of times during the movie. At the same time, it was much more on the horror side of the fence. But given that the Golden Globes doesn’t have a horror category, the question is whether the movie is a comedy/musical or a drama. With that bifurcation, it’s a probably a drama. Who knows–maybe the drama pool was more stacked this year, so they called it a comedy so it could win more awards? Or the other way around? Either way, people are mad! Good!

My issue is that the Golden Globes needs to rethink its categories. Are there really enough musical movies that “musical” deserves to be part of it’s own best picture category? La La Land, Les Miserables, Chicago… ok maybe. But more importantly, they shouldn’t have 2 best picture awards. The Oscars have only one, and that’s why everyone cares so much more about the Oscars. By having these two weird categories for movies, the Golden Globes then have to award the best actor and actress for EACH genre. Stupid! And yet they only do 1 supporting actor/actress/director award for all movies? Seems wildly arbitrary. By having so many double awards, the whole thing turns into a participation trophy ceremony by the end of the evening. No wonder the Golden Globes always play second fiddle to the Oscars.

Lastly, you know who really deserves a nomination? Georgina (Betty Gabriel)

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Her performance was mesmeric. The scene where she laughs and cries at the same time, saying “no no no no no”? Blew me away. Probably the creepiest character in the movie. Here’s hoping she doesn’t get snubbed.