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The Internet Has a Bone to Pick with 'The Martian's' So-Called 'Comedy' Status

The film won Best Musical or Comedy at Sunday night's Golden Globes.

The Internet Has a Bone to Pick with 'The Martian's' So-Called 'Comedy' Status
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The Golden Globes has deemed Matt Damon's The Martian a comedy, and the world is rightfully distraught. 

In a world of Amy Schumer antics and Melissa McCarthy hilarity, it was The Martian that ultimately came out on top. That is, despite the fact that fellow contenders The Big Short, Joy, Spy, and Trainwreck were farcically more fitting for the category, Damon's film was crowbarred in with oblivious abandon.

To top it all off, Damon actually won the separate award for Best Actor in a Comedy.

All parties involved seemingly demonstrated pretty good sportsmanship; no, it was the web that went wild when Damon and director Ridley Scott accepted their honors.

Behold the wrath.

Even those directly involved seemed put off by the baffling categorization. As TV Guide pointed out, Scott referenced the nuance while receiving the award.

The Los Angeles Times has also confirmed that just one HFPA vote snuck the film into the particular category.

Weird? Yes. A little scandalous? Yup. Because until the end of time, we'll remember the funniest part of The Martian being its comedic triumph against movies with scenes like this:

The Internet Has a Bone to Pick with 'The Martian's' So-Called 'Comedy' Status
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