I previously speculated on what films may or may not be considered comedies at the 2014 Golden Globes after Scott Feinberg over at THR listed the likes of August: Osage County, Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine, Frances Ha and Nebraska. This isn't to pretend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has ever been particularly discerning when it comes to their Comedy/Musical category, but it's always a little befuddling to see what is considered one or the other and it appears this year will be no exception.
Paul Sheehan at Gold Derby is reporting that while Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine will be considered a Drama, which is to say Cate Blanchett can begin prepping her Best Actress in a Drama speech now, another Sony Pictures Classics title will compete in the Comedy/Musical category... that being Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, which is arguably the most dramatic installment in the trilogy.
Fans of the film, myself being one of the biggest, will at least have a new horse to cheer for in the race as Before didn't have much of a chance in the Drama category, but now it opens the door to a possible Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke nomination. The film also has a strong chance at a screenplay nod, though I'm not sure I would count on it this early in the game.
Nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards will be announced on December 12. You can check out my full 2014 awards schedule right here.