“Green Book” has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the “Musical or Comedy” category for Best Picture. While eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in a car may seem funny to some, the based-on-a-true-story road trip is more a light-hearted drama than anything else. But this isn’t the only time that a movie strategically played category fraud to get a nomination. Here are 10 other instances that raise an eyebrow:
“The Tourist” (2010)
How can we invite Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp to the awards ceremony? Let’s nominate this romantic, action caper with a 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and stick it in the Musical or Comedy category!
“The Martian” (2015)
“In your face, Neil Armstrong!” That line of dialogue is just about all it takes to be considered a comedy it seems. And it won!
“My Week With Marilyn” (2011)
Maybe someone will make a movie worthy of a Golden Globe that celebrates Marilyn Monroe’s musical and comedic achievements. But this drama about Monroe’s romantic fling in London isn’t it.
“Gosford Park” (2001)
Robert Altman’s dialogue is known for its clever banter and wordplay, but “Gosford Park” is as much a comedy as “M.A.S.H.” is a war movie.
“Nicholas Nickleby” (2002)
You could be forgiven if your first question was not, “why is this considered a musical or comedy” and instead, “What is this movie?” But it’s only a comedy in the way that Charles Dickens adaptations can be light and witty before getting serious.
“Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008)
The Golden Globes would eventually figure out with “Blue Valentine” that there are some times when Woody Allen just prefers to not be funny, so why not this time?
File this under just being impossible to pin down a genre for any Coen Brothers movie. Probably the real joke is that “Fargo” lost to “Evita.”
We’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of parodies of that pottery scene, but just because Whoopi Goldberg is in “Ghost” doesn’t make it a comedy.
“The Three Musketeers” (1974)
There are a lot of examples of sumptuous, overly colorful period pieces and adventures that flirt with the musical tag, but the funniest thing about the 1973 “Three Musketeers” is that Charlton Heston would play a villainous Cardinal.
We’d find some way to invite Helen Mirren to the awards ceremony if we could too.
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