What happened to the Golden Globes? (And why it’s not on TV this year)

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The Golden Globe will not be televised.

The awards ceremony has long been seen as a precursor to the annual Academy Awards, and while it’s still happening, there won’t be a Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 – at least, not in any way. you can recognize. There will be no live audiences, no press, no red carpets, and no roundtables for fashion celebrities to be noticeably drunk. (But on the bright side, there are no notable jokes from Ricky Gervais either.)

While NBC owns the broadcasting rights, the network declined to air this year’s ceremony. According to a statement from the HFPA released on Thursday, “This year’s event will be a private event and will not be live streamed. We will provide real-time updates on the winners on our Golden Globe website and social media. ”

While the ongoing pandemic is certainly a factor, the controversy that has plagued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in recent years is at the root of the overhaul.

This brings us to some important questions that need to be answered.

What is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

HFPA, founded in 1943, is a Golden Globe award. The organization is comprised of journalists, although the selection of those journalists is always an opaque process. Members submit clips or photos annually, but there is no list of accepted publications and members are not required to work full-time as journalists.

What exactly is a Golden Globe?

The awards ceremony began in 1944 to honor films, and began including television in 1955. In 1958, Globes was broadcast in the Los Angeles area. Nationwide coverage began in 1964, airing on NBC almost every year until 2022. One previous exception was the 2008 ceremony, which they replaced with an hour-long press conference due to a strike. work of the WGA.

The ceremony itself tends to be a bit looser than other awards ceremonies – hence it’s more engaging. Attendees are often seated at round tables for dinner and drinks, and crowding is a common feature of broadcasters. Back when TV actors and film actors were a different bunch of people, it was refreshing to see them all blend in and thanks to a few categories that didn’t make sense in reality, you get those moments. engraved like 2012 Miserables take home a trophy engraved with the word “comedy”.

The Golden Globes are traditionally seen as the wristwatch for the Oscars, as traditionally the ceremony takes place in January before the announcement of the Oscar nominations in early February.

HFPA distributes some of its television earnings to charities and film restoration.

So why did NBC skip the ceremony?

How much time do you have? The pandemic really has nothing to do with it, as ceremonies and festivals are postponed, canceled and reconfigured in rapid succession following the rise of Omicron. In 2021, the Globes rocked things by broadcasting simultaneously from New York and Los Angeles, with regular co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Pohler co-hosting the ceremony from separate vests.

You know how mysterious the HFPA is? Yes, there is a reason for that. Several reasons, really.

In the year 2021, Los Angeles Times report that the HFPA has no Black members. The lack of representation affects charities, scholarships, and films that benefit from HFPA’s resources.

And, of course, nominations and wins, for both the Golden Globes and other awards ceremonies. Specific case: Emily in Paris of all.

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Of course, art is subjective. You might consider the TV show about an American girl’s births in the city of love a farce. Well, okay, it’s definitely fluff, but everyone is entitled to their opinion on the quality of the fluff. As one New Yorkers title put it, “Emily in Paris and The Rise of Ambient TV. ”

At the Globes 2021, it was against Ted Lasso, The Great One, Flight Attendantand the ultimate winner, Schitt’s Creek. Collins herself also received a nod for Best Actress – Drama or Comedy.

Award shows make confusing choices. That’s part of the fun! However, many people have pointed out Michaela Cole’s I can destroy you and Issa Rae’s Not safe, two critically acclaimed shows created by Black women and starring black women, to no avail. In fact, one of the Emily in Paris writers have published a op-ed distance I can destroy you well-deserved nominations on her own show.

But wait a minute! According to a LA Times reported, 30 members of HFPA visited the ministry Emily in Paris in 2019 and stayed in a five-star hotel provided by Paramount Network.

It should be noted that the HFPA has a significantly smaller number of members voting than its size award programs. The Golden Globes traditionally have around 90 members voting at a given time compared to 9,000 members of the Academy Awards and 20,000 for the Television Academy. So when one-third of organizations receive a free trip to Paris, and none of those people are Black, it’s no wonder this has happened.

One more thing and then we’ll stop picking Lily Collins: The Golden Globes also seem to love the housewarming mode. Each year, the children of celebrities are chosen as “Golden Globe Ambassadors” who actually present the awards. Phil Collins’s daughter has never taken the job, but it’s something to think about.

Emily in Paris and I can destroy you went on to receive an Emmy Award nomination later that year.

While Emily in Paris is a good scapegoat, but it’s hardly the only one to receive morally questionable nominations. The LA Times reports show that members raked in more than $2 million in gifts and payments in a year to sit on committees, which could jeopardize the organization’s tax-exempt status.

As for the movie, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” did not receive top awards nominations in 2021, with every Best Picture nomination going to a film with a predominantly white cast.

The organization has also criticized boxing in Asian-American and Asian-American films in the Foreign Language Film category. Parasites, which went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 2022, was eliminated in most major categories but won Best Foreign Language Film. That award was controversial Minari the following year, was filmed in the US by an American crew. The hand-devide, a film by American director Lulu Wang shot in both New York City and Bejing, was nominated only in the Best Foreign Language Film category. However, the Awkwafina star took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

All are in line with HFPA regulations, which require movies with at least 50% non-English dialogue to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category, so everything is technically superior. in terms of spirituality. In practice, however, different rules govern a large population, in the US and globally.

The trouble doesn’t stop there. In 2018, actor Brendan Fraser alleged that former HFPA president Phillip Berk groped him during a luncheon for the organization. “I feel tired. I feel like a child. I feel like there’s a ball in my throat”, the actor told GQ. “I thought I was going to cry.”

Berk denied the claim, and the HFPA issued the following statement:

HFPA stands firmly against sexual harassment and the type of behavior described in this article. Over the years, we have continued our active working relationship with Brendan, including announcing the Golden Globe nominees, attending the ceremony, and participating in press conferences. This report includes alleged information that was previously unknown to HFPA and at this time we are investigating further details surrounding the incident.

Tom Cruise reported Send to his three Golden Globe statues for the organization.

It was all very bad. Do they do anything about it?

It’s correct. HFPA is currently in crisis mode. In May 2021, the organization began drawing up plans for a major overhaul, including increasing membership by 50%, focusing on underrepresented groups.

“That is why we have taken several actions that have allowed us to make rapid progress. Because we understand the urgency and issue of transparency, we will continuously update members as we move forward in making our organization more inclusive and diverse.” HFPA president at the time was Ali Sar said. “Again, we understand that the hard work begins now. We remain dedicated to being a better organization and an example of diversity, transparency and accountability in the industry. ”

As the 2022 nominees were announced, incumbent chairwoman Helen Hoehn announced, “We also have 21 new members, the largest and most diverse in our 79-year history.” So there has been some progress, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough.

They also banned members from accepting gifts from potential nominees, which is amazing in the first place.

Is there a future for the Golden Globes?

The broadcaster is a major source of income for the organization, so it’s hard to know how they would have continued without it if NBC had refused to air the ceremony. While the network might be able to strike a deal and hand over rights to the carrier, it remains to be seen who will want them, especially if industry boycotts continue.

Netflix, home of Emily in Parismeans “we will suspend any activity with your organization until more meaningful changes are made,” according to the May 2021 announcement. statement from company president Ted Sarandos.

Amazon Studios and Warner Media followed suit.

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Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@interreviewed.com.

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