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Golden Globes: Comedy/Musical Category Gives Deserving Pics Spotlight

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ever since the days of ancient Greece, drama has been considered high art and comedy the lower art form. But it is still art, dammit. That's one reason to be thankful for the Golden Globes. They have a comedy/musical category, which ensures that "lightweight" entertainment is a part of the year's awards conversation. As it always should be. The category has become Hollywood shorthand. When you ask a studio executive about awards prospects for an upcoming film, the answer "Golden Globes maybe" is a way of saying "comedy/musical." And that in itself translates to: "It might be too enjoyable for 'serious' awards...

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