"The movie Barack most enjoyed this year was The Martian, starring Matt Damon ..."
The Golden Globes think 'The Martian' is a comedy, New York Post
"... Thursday's nods for Matt Damon as best actor and "The Martian" as best picture in its comedy/musical categories are hilarious. After 2015's Globes "comedy" nominee "Birdman" went on to a Best Picture victory at the Oscars (beating the Globes' dramatic best picture winner "Boyhood"), the studios have doubled down on their efforts to gerrymander films into the less competitive comedy categories for best picture and acting awards."
NASA and "The Martian", NASA
"NASA has collaborated on this film with 20th Century Fox Entertainment, providing guidance on production design and technical consultants..."