So says the
The Blacklist-era biopic "Trumbo" didn't receive its wished-for comedy category placement, however. The HFPA's eligibility committee moved the film and its cast, which includes
The HFPA splits its best picture, actor and actress prizes into the categories of drama and musical/comedy. Since there are typically far more serious-minded contenders than carefree romps, studios and their awards consultants try to wedge the tweeners -- films that could fit in either group such as "Nebraska" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," to name two recent comedy nominees -- into the less competitive group.
The placement of "Joy," which stars frequent Russell collaborator
Still, not everyone is happy.
"Trying to dominate the comedy category when you are really a drama afraid of dramatic competition is a punk move," filmmaker
Finding "The Martian" in the comedy category is also raising a few eyebrows around town.
Still, "comedy" isn't the first genre that springs to mind when discussing the film.
And, apparently, some HFPA members agree. "The Martian" made it into the comedy category by just one vote.
Golden Globes nominations will be announced Dec. 10.