According to AllHipHopNews: It’s official. Jordan Peele’s 2017 thriller Get Out is up for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.
Get Out’s submission as a comedy caused controversy online last month. Jordan originally responded to the studios’ decision by tweeting, “’Get Out’ is a documentary.”
The director further addressed the Golden Globes nominating process in an interview with IndieWire. He made it clear that the Best Drama section was more appropriate for the film.
“What the movie is about is not funny,” stated Peele. “I’ve had many black people come up to me and say, ‘man, this is the movie we’ve been talking about for a while and you did it.’ That’s a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from.”
Get Out will compete against The Disaster Artist, The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird, and I, Tonya for Best Musical or Comedy. The Best Drama category features Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards.
Other notable nominees include Issa Rae (Insecure) for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy, Black-ish for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy, Master of Nonefor Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy, Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) for Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy, Aziz Ansari (Master of None) for Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy, and Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
Blige also picked up a nomination for Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Mudbound,“Mighty River”) with co-songwriters Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman were listed in the same category for “The Star” from The Star.
The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards are scheduled to take place on January 7, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. To see the full list of nominees visit goldenglobes.com.