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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Comedy or not, 'Get Out' is a unique Oscar contender

The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out."

Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film's classification will ultimately reside with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but whatever the outcome, the controversy shows how "Get Out" is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood's prestige movie season.

Peele, himself, has showed no desire to quell the backlash, only to slyly prod it.

"Get Out," he...

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