The Tourist has been nominated for three Golden Globes! The nominations are for Angelina Jolie (Best Actress), Johnny Depp (Best Actor), and Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy….?)
Why is The Tourist a Comedy?
The co-writer and Director of The Tourist, Henckel von Donnersmarck, called the film a “a travel romance with thriller elements“.
Turns out the Director had a change of heart when it came to submitting his film for awards consideration. The HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) were asked by Von Donnersmarck to consider the film in the comedy category, as opposed to drama.
The ‘fish-out-of-water’ nature of the story and the intentionally absurd action sequences mean the film is in an unique situation where it can be considered both as an action-drama and an action-comedy.
Since the Drama category tends to be more competitive, The Tourist was able to take advantage of the Golden Globes’ unique categories to garner nominations for the film as well as its super-powered leads: Jolie and Depp.
Check out a trailer for The Tourist below: