Come January, expect to see Jordan Peele’s socially conscious genre debut Get Out near that top of many Best Horror Movies of 2017 lists. The film has garnered so much positive attention, there are even those hoping it will get some Oscar nominations. One indicator of a film’s chances for Academy glory is whether it’s nominated for a Golden Globe, and we’re getting word this afternoon that Get Out is in the running—but there’s a twist: It’s being considered for Best Comedy.
This according to Variety columnist Kristopher Tapley who made the announcement yesterday via Twitter:
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.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) November 14, 2017
The HFPA [Hollywood Foreign Press Association] met today to determine categories. “Get Out” seemed most in danger of being overruled, but while there was disagreement, it’s officially in comedy.
While it’s awesome that Get Out is getting the recognition it deserves, there’s something off about it being classified as a comedy. Sure, there’s comic relief (namely in the form of Rod Williams played by LilRel Howery), but the film is not funny. It’s harrowing and devastating and sometimes ugly. Does calling Get Out a comedy somehow undercut the importance of the movie’s messages?
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Official Synopsis: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
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