Golden Globes: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Won’t Compete as Musicals

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“A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” may be full of songs, but neither will compete in the Best Musical/Comedy category at the Golden Globes.
Both movies will be submitted in the Best Drama category, according to Indiewire. This indicates their studios want them to be taken more seriously as Oscar contenders.
The deadline for Golden Globes submission in October 31; the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ultimately decides which category is most appropriate, but is likely to adhere to what the studios prefer.
And since voting for the Academy Awards begins the day after the Golden Globe awards ceremony on Jan. 6, big wins in the drama categories could boost the films’ chances at corresponding Oscar wins.
The Best Musical/Comedy category has been the brunt of jokes in the past, like when “The Martian” was an ill-fitting nominee or the atrocious “The Tourist” somehow landed a nomination.
Then again, excellent films also come out of the category to do well at the Oscars, including last year’s “Lady Bird” and 2016’s “La La Land.”
But the absence of “A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” bodes well for true comedies and musicals, like the mega hit “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Mary Poppins.”

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