Get Out Is Competing As A Comedy At The Golden Globes & People Are Confused

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After Get Out hit theaters earlier this year, it was obvious that the movie was destined to sweep up all kinds of nominations and accolades. But now that award season is almost upon us, we’re a little confused. Apparently, Get Out is competing as a comedy at the 2018 Golden Globes, despite the fact that the movie, which stars Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya, is most definitely not a comedy.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie was entered as a comedy for consideration by its production company, Blumhouse. It’s an interesting choice, for sure, and one that’s left a lot of fans scratching their heads. Get Out is a pretty scary movie, all things considered, especially as it most certainly about racism in America.

Of course, director Jordan Peele hasn’t let this opportunity pass without joking about it, including this tweet.  A documentary. Could you imagine? We don’t want to.

He wasn’t the only one who took to Twitter to express himself either. In fact, many fans definitely had something to say…

But not everyone came down strictly on the “this is not a comedy” side…

In fact, the more we think about this, the more the categorization might make sense. After all, it might be a horror film, but it is totally satire. And even though there was certainly an overlying commentary on serious issues like racism, there also wasn’t a single scene that involved Lil Rel Howery as Rod that didn’t have us laughing. This movie really does have something for everyone — suspense, humor, a few scares, the horrifying intersection of slavery and brainwashing… you know, the ingredients that come together to make any award-winning film.

Besides, it seems like Get Out might have better luck scoring those awards as a comedy, rather than competing in the drama category. Then, it would have been up against some seriously heavy hitters, like Dunkirk and The Post. That’s not to say that it won’t face a tough fight in the comedy category, either; the past year has given us tons of funny movies worthy of the award, like Lady Bird and The Big Sickboth of which have received awesome reviews.

The official nominations are out December 11, so we’ll know Get Out‘s fate at the Globes a little better then. All we care about is that this incredible movie gets the recognition it deserves, no matter what category it’s in. Plus, shouldn’t it really be up to the filmmakers and production house itself to decide what their own movie is about? You may think it’s way more “horror” than “comedy,” but there isn’t even a horror category at the Golden Globes in the first place!