Why Award Shows Aren't Taking Horror Phenom 'Get Out' Seriously

The announcement that Get Out will compete in the comedy-musical categories at next year’s Golden Globes has once again thrust Jordan Peele’s directorial debut to the forefront of conversation, nine months after it hit theaters. Get Out, of course, is one the year's most successful films, a horror-thriller that explores disturbing themes about race in America and which grossed more than $250 million against a $4 million budget. That's why its award-season categorization as comedy is hitting all the wrong notes. For one, the film’s scathing critique of white privilege and racial injustice is no laughing matter.

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