Jordan Peele jokes that Get Out is a documentary

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Released to theaters in February after a strong showing at Sundance the previous month, "Get Out" was a runaway hit, grossing a massive $33.4 million across its opening weekend en route to a $253.4 million worldwide haul on a miniscule $4.5 million budget.

Director Jordan Peele has responded to his horror film Get Out being categorized as a comedy by the Golden Globes.

Nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday, Dec. 11, with the awards show being aired on January 7.

Peele, who became famous for co-creating comedy sketch show Key & Peele, is not laughing.

"'Get Out' is a documentary", Peele tweeted. "My truth as a Black man, my perspective that I haven't seen in film before, I haven't seen that represented".


Remember all those laugh out loud guffaws from the horror movie "Get Out"?

As to whether or not it could possibly win the award against those legitimate comedies and musicals, just remember that sci-fi action film The Martian won the Best Comedy/Musical Picture award previous year, so anything is possible. The 2015 Matt Damon sci-fi vehicle "The Martian" was also placed in the musical/comedy category, which left a few scratching their heads at the time.

Critics including The Chicago Sun Times' Richard Roeper pointed out as much.

There are a lot of amusing moments in Jordan Peele's directorial debut, and box office smash, Get Out. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers pinpointed "satirical wit" as one of the film's charms as well.

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