Racially-themed horror film "Get Out" has been submitted to compete in the Golden Globes comedy category, and Twitter is divided over the decision. A perfect storm of outrage is brewing between social justice warriors talking about racism and film buffs trying to explain how satire works.
Released in February, the movie (about a black man who meets his white girlfriend's parents and discovers a hellish conspiracy involving racism, kidnapping and brain surgery) became an instant hit, bringing in $33.4 million on opening weekend and a total of $253.4 million worldwide.
Putting "Get Out" in the Comedy/Musical category for the Golden Globes puts the film, director Jordan Peele and star Daniel Kaluuya up against movies like "The Greatest Showman," "I, Tonya," Kumail Nanjiani's "The Big Sick" and James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" -- a move that seemed odd for people who found the film profoundly terrifying.
But I will say this Jordan Peele wrote a masterpiece that has horror, drama, suspense and comedy in it... And it all was good so hey maybe it just fits in a bunch of categories!!! This my first go around so hey lol... #GetOut
Meanwhile, fans who loved the film's satirical themes about race in America were divided on whether a Golden Globes nomination in the comedy category would trivialize racism, trivialize comedy or all of the above.
White people are REALLY insistent today that calling GET OUT a comedy somehow trivializes it. It makes me realizes they didn't understand it and they also look down on comedy as a genre.
Get Out competing in the Golden Globes as a "Comedy" is a slap in the face to black people everywhere and a clear indicator that those in charge of these awarding institutions are completely clueless when it comes to the matter of racism.
Then there were fans who took a more pragmatic view of the film industry, pointing out that horror films have been historically neglected by awards shows and submitting "Get Out" as a comedy gives it a better chance of winning.
i see lots of ppl suggesting the Globes are being shady with this nomination but they really aren't. it was a strategic move for Get Out