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Director Jordan Peele doesn’t want "Get Out" competing for "comedy" Golden Globe: "It’s a documentary" | KTIC Radio

Director Jordan Peele doesn’t want "Get Out" competing for "comedy" Golden Globe: "It’s a documentary"

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(LOS ANGELES) — Jordan Peele’s racially-charged horror thriller Get Out has been submitted for Golden Globe Award consideration in the “comedy” category, but Peele isn’t to happy about that characterization.

Get Out is a documentary,” Peele tweeted on Wednesday.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Golden Globes agreed to accept Get Out in the comedy/musical category, where it might have a better chance against such potential nominees as The Big Sick, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird and The Greatest Showman.

But according to Peele, his intention in making the film wasn’t to be funny, but to show his “truth.”

“There are no jokes in the movie. It’s all meant to feel true,” Peele said previously n an interview with CBS. “[This is] my truth as a black man, my perspective that I haven’t seen in film before, I haven’t seen that represented.” 

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