"The Martian" won for best comedy/musical motion picture
Matt Damon won for best actor in a comedy/musical
Let us tell you the one about how “The Martian” ended up nominated – and winning – in the category of best motion picture, comedy or musical, at this year’s Golden Globes.
The nomination of a film that seemed pretty straightforward in a category with more traditional comedies “Spy” and “Trainwreck” was controversial from the start. Wins for both “The Martian” and star Matt Damon (named best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical) had social media rolling.
TV Guide encouraged folks to raise a glass every time someone made a joke about the nomination.
Submitting films and TV shows in categories that don’t exactly fit but are less competitive has become a thing in Hollywood. And let’s not forget that the category included “The Big Short” and “Joy,” which were also questionable for some fans.
Just be happy the gruesome “The Revenant” (which won best motion picture, drama) didn’t make the cut for comedy/musical.