Get Out star on film competing for comedy Golden Globe: 'There is nothing funny about racism'

Film was chiefly a horror/drama

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 15 November 2017 15:05
Get Out - Trailer

Get Out actor Lil Rel Howery has expressed his confusion over news that the horror smash hit will compete in the comedy category at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Quoting a news story on it, he tweeted (sic): "But if I can be honest this is weird to me... Their is nothing funny about racism... Was it that unrealistic lol."

Howery provided the only light relief in the movie, which was about black men slowly being picked off one-by-one by a rich white family.

"You WERE the funny in this movie. Take you out and it wasn’t a comedy," one Twitter user replied.

Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams in Get Out

Get Out, Jordan Peele's directorial debut which is on track to be the most profitable film of 2017, was released in February to critical acclaim with many immediately keeping their fingers crossed for potential, if unlikely, awards love the following year.

The film was likely entered into the comedy category to avoid facing off against big hitters like Dunkirk in the drama field.

This is not the first time there's been category-based awkwardness at the Globes, comedy film creators having previously been irked by The Martian - first and foremost a drama - winning for comedy.

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