'Get Out' Will Compete as a Comedy at the 2018 Golden Globes

Katie Roberts

If you saw horror satire "Get Out" and thought that it was one of the funniest movies of the year, you're not alone: The filmmakers are submitting the flick in the Comedy/Musical category at the 2018 Golden Globes.

The decision is a bit of an eyebrow raising one, since the film -- which does have its moments of humor -- is pretty dark. But it's in keeping with other recent examples of fuzzy category submissions, like 2015's "The Martian," which took home the Best Comedy/Musical Film prize, as well as Best Comedy/Musical Actor for star Matt Damon.

The Globes does have the power to change a film's submission category if it so chooses, thanks to a new set of rules imposed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association back in 2016 (likely in direct response to the backlash it received over "The Martian"'s classification). But as critics have pointed out on Twitter, the tone of "Get Out" is so unique and hard to pin down, that you can't really blame filmmakers for trying to get into the awards race by any avenue necessary.

With its new category distinction in place, "Get Out" is expected to compete in the Best Picture and Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) fields, and could sneak in a Best Director nod for Jordan Peele, too. We'll see how the film -- which is already getting some excellent Oscar buzz -- fares when Golden Globe nominations are announced on December 11.

The 75th Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on January 8.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]