In his Directorial debut Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” was perhaps one of the most intriguing films of 2017 to hit theatre’s and now the film is nominated for two Golden Globes.
The film that tackled many social issues at hand is now nominated for “Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy,” and star of the film Daniel Kaluuya is also nominated for Best Actor.
But….the comedy category has many scratching their heads as they try to find comedy in the social thriller that takes on a bigger issue. During a November 14th interview with Deadline, Peele had this to say about the nomination:
The most rewarding part of making “Get Out” is the conversations the film has inspired. When I originally heard the idea of placing it in the comedy category it didn’t register to me as an issue. I missed it. There’s no category for social thriller. So what? I moved on. I made this movie for the loyal black horror fans who have been underrepresented for years. When people began standing up for my voice, it meant a lot. “Get Out” doesn’t just belong to me any more, now it belongs to everyone. The reason for the visceral response to this movie being called a comedy is that we are still living in a time in which African American cries for justice aren’t being taken seriously. It’s important to acknowledge that though there are funny moments, the systemic racism that the movie is about is very real. More than anything, it shows me that film can be a force for change.