Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert 'Get Out' is a 'Historical Documentary'

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Jordan Peele on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Nov. 15, 2017.

Actor and director Jordan Peele dropped by the Late Show on Wednesday to discuss his film Get Out being nominated for a Golden Globe for best musical/comedy. 

Peele told host Stephen Colbert, "I submitted it as a documentary."

The director went on to further explain his thoughts on the film: "Here’s the thing, the movie is truth. The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic.”

Peele similarly joked about the nomination earlier on Wednesday on Twitter, saying, "'Get Out' is a documentary."

Peele's film being nominated in the musical/comedy section, a thriller that deals with racial tensions in America, rose a few eyebrows on social media. The Golden Globes only has two major categories for films: drama and musical/comedy. A similar situation occurred in 2015 with Ridley Scott's sci-fi film The Martian being nominated in the musical/comedy category.

Peele's film earned a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a fact which garnered the question from Colbert, "Who's the 1%?"

"Racism," Peele replied. He then added, "I'm happy with the humble 99%."

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