The nationally televised Golden Globes Awards always causes its fair share of controversy, but this week's ceremony is something Hollywood's comedy scene is taking personally, as the science fiction drama 'The Martian' takes home the 'Best Comedy' award.
'The Martian' beat out several of 2015's most popular titles, including Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' and Melissa McCarthy's 'Spy' - and, seeing as the movie has little-to-no comedic elements, many celebrities in the field took to social media to express simply: "Why?!"
Here's SNL alum Rachel Dratch, for example, tweeting a question that pretty much sums up what all of us who missed the movie were thinking.
So what exactly happened?
According to several sources, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (aka the people behind the Golden Globes) voted to leave 'The Martian' in the comedy category after FOX submitted the film as a comedy. In fact, when a film studio feels good about their movie, but don't think that it has a chance against contenders in their ACTUAL genre, 'recategorizing' it before submitting it for the press' approval has become somewhat common practice.
Needless to say, category contenders - like the filmmakers of 'Spy' and 'Trainwreck', directors Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, respectively - were rightfully pissed.
Of course, in an attempt to curb the controversy, the Foreign Press confided in the LA Times that the decision to categorize 'The Martian' as a comedy was heavily disputed within the eligibility committee - adding that 'The Martian' was able to make it into the comedy category by one mere vote.
So what do YOU guys think? Could you see how 'The Martian' can be seen as a comedy, or do you think that the Foreign Press should revise protocol for film submissions?
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