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After snubbing Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele by failing to give him a best screenplay or director nomination, the Hollywood Foreign Press failed to recognize the horror film with either award for which it was nominated — best actor or best motion picture, comedy or musical. Indeed, the categorization of the racially-themed horror film in the comedy or musical category, despite some of its satirical elements, left a number of people scratching their heads.
Peele himself joked about the categorization, telling The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert that he submitted the movie, which has some satirical elements, in the documentary category.
“Here’s the thing, the movie is truth,” Peele added. “The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic.
Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked that the film was a shoo-in for the six awards for which it was nominated, a woman showing up behind him carrying an armload full of trophies as he described the film, only for Meyers to say that they “have to wait.” Unfortunately, The Post is still waiting.
Other films that went home empty-handed include Call Me by Your Name, Battle of the Sexes, Dunkirk, Molly’s Game, Mudbound and All the Money in the World. But the Ridley Scott-directed film, in which Christopher Plummer replaced star Kevin Spacey after Spacey faced a raft of sexual misconduct allegations, did get some attention during Meyers’ monologue as the host jokingly asked if Plummer was available to replace Spacey in the next season of House of Cards.
On the TV side, Feud: Bette and Joan, despite landing four nominations, went home empty-handed after the first season of the Ryan Murphy anthology series was also shut out in major categories at the Emmys. Other multiple Golden Globe nominees that were shut out include Stranger Things, The Crown, SMILF, Black-ish, Wizard of Lies and Will & Grace, extending the NBC sitcom’s losing streak after it went 0-for-27 during its initial eight-season run.
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