Get Out: Horror film competing as a comedy at the Golden Globes

It's believed the move will maximise the film's chance of a nomination

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 15 November 2017 09:39 GMT
Get Out - Trailer

Get Out - the horror smash hit of the year from director Jordan Peele - is to compete in the comedy category at next year's Golden Globes.

The film, 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 in the following year.

Considering the sad fact that original contemporary horror films such as Get Out just don't get the recognition they deserve when it comes to awards ceremonies, Universal Pictures has officially entered the film into the comedy/musical category at the Golden Globes.

While this may confuse some people - Get Out is most certainly a horror film - it's undoubtedly a move designed to increase the film's chances of recognition. The Drama category is expected to be filled with big-hitters including Dunkirk, Call Me By Your Name, Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread and Steven Spielberg film The Post.

It remains uncertain which films Get Out will be competing against but sure bets are looking like The Disaster Artist, I, Tonya - starring Margot Robbie - and standout comedy The Big Sick.

EW also speculates that Universal's decision was inspired by hopes that its bigger chance could lead to what would be a wholly deserved nomination for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya.

Get Out amassed global box office takings of $253m - not bad going from a $4.5m budget.

The Golden Globe 2018 nominations will be announced on 11 December.

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