Which movies and TV shows did the HFPA snub this year?
Worst: The Globes' curious definition of 'comedy'
Okay, I'm not going to deny that "August: Osage County" has some riotous exchanges, or that the offbeat whimsy of "Her" didn't raise a smile here and there. A lot of good drama is marked by humour, just as a lot of good comedy is hardly lightweight. But this year's Globe nominations in the Comedy/Musical categories (minus the musicals this year, unless you count "Inside Llewyn Davis") really blurs the line: pretty much any of the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) nominees could have been categorized as a drama in another year. Is "Nebraska" significant more comic than Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," which won the drama category two years ago? Would "Philomena" and "Saving Mr. Banks" -- both nominated in drama races -- look out of place beside the comedy nominees? And wasn't the non-nominated "The Heat" funnier than any of these movies? In years like this, you wonder why the HFPA bothers to make the distinction.