Horror movie Get Out to compete for Best Comedy/Musical Picture at Golden Globes 5 years ago

Horror movie Get Out to compete for Best Comedy/Musical Picture at Golden Globes

It makes a weird kind of sense, we guess...

Released in February 2017, Get Out became something of a phenomenon this year.


On a $4.5 million budget, with a cast of mostly unknowns - supporting cast members got as famous as Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener - and written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele, who doesn't have much of a following outside of America.

Also, the horror movie with very little violence and nothing in the way of serial killers or ghosts or haunted houses, but which the evil villain was racism, would seem like a harder sell for audiences more attuned to the likes of The Conjuring or Annabelle.

Regardless, the movie went on to make over $253 million at the box office, making it one of the most profitable movies ever, with a score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the few horror movies that both critics and audiences loved (and we here at JOE loved it, too)

Which is what makes it all the weirder that Entertainment Weekly have confirmed that the movie will be participating in the Comedy/Musical categories at the 2018 Golden Globes.


It does make a certain kind of sense, as beneath the horror exterior, there is the beating heart of a very funny, albeit extremely dark, satirical comedy on modern America and how it approaches the race issue in the 21st century.

Besides, horror has always had a bit of a problem getting any kind of proper recognition from awards bodies. Only one horror movie has won Best Picture to date - The Silence Of The Lambs, back in 1991, and even then, there's an argument to be made that it isn't actually a horror movie.

Get Out will most likely to be going up against the likes of The Disaster Artist, The Greatest Showman, The Big Sick, Downsizing, Battle Of The Sexes and I, Tonya in the Comedy/Musical categories.

As to whether or not it could possibly win the award against those legitimate comedies and musicals, just remember that sci-fi action film The Martian won the Best Comedy/Musical Picture award last year, so anything is possible...


Clip via Universal Pictures