So the 73rd Golden Globe Nominations were announced today. Here is the link for anyone who is interested in reading the full list. But there is one category that I want to point out in particular, and that is the Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy. The nominees for this category are Joy, Trainwreck, Spy, The Big Short, and....The Martian?
Yep, the science fiction film about an astronaut who was left on Mars because it was assumed he was dead has been nominated for the Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy Category. This bewilders me because:
1. None of the cast sing any songs in the film.
2. While the film did have some funny dialogue in it, I didn't think it would have enough to be considered a comedy.
Don't get me wrong, I really liked The Martian when my Dad and I saw it back when it was in theaters. It's a great movie that recommend to those who may be interested in seeing it. But I felt that it was a drama with some funny dialogue mixed in with it. I never saw it as a comedy.
But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there is something about this that I'm missing that this category that would explain why this film was nominated in it. And if I am, I apologize in advance. But I just would've thought that The Martian would've been nominated in the Drama Category instead.
What do you guys think of this?