How Sway: 'Get Out' To Be Considered A Comedy At Golden Globes

Carla Harmon
November 16, 2017

The critically lauded film was labelled as a horror film when it was released but Hollywood Foreign Press Association met yesterday to work out the categories for the Golden Globes and it seems Get Out has officially been placed in the Comedy category, reports Contactmusic.

Appearing on the Wednesday edition of Stephen Colbert's The Late Show, Peele himself told the host that he "submitted it as a documentary", echoing a tweet he posted earlier which read simply, "Get Out is a documentary".

“I submitted it as a documentary, ” he deadpanned.

Moderator Rajendra Roy, Producer Jason Blum, director Jordan Peele, actress Allison Williams, actor Daniel Kaluuya, and producer Sean McKittrick attend the MoMA's Contenders Screening of "Get Out" at MOMA, Nov. 15, 2017, in New York City. “Heres the thing, the movie is truth. "But it is the kind of movie that black people can laugh at, but white people, not so much". The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me its more of a historical biopic.”.

“This is the movie I wanted to make. Get Out might not fit one particular box, because it is a horror movie with a sharp political condemnation of race relations, but you'd think it would be considered a drama, not a comedy. The terror that every black person felt when those police sirens played before the final reveal: that shit was real.

The movie scores an impressive 99 per cent on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, and comedian Jordan has his own ideas about why it didnt score a flawless 100. “But yeah, look Im happy to get that humble 99. Naturally, this time of year has roped Get Out into the awards conversation.

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