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Could the Golden Globes return?

The Golden Globes recently announced the 2022 nominations even though NBC canceled the show for this year. Why is the awards ceremony so hot, and can it return?

What are Golden Globes, and who gives them away?

The Golden Globe Awards honor the best movies and TV shows every year, and they’re voted for by Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists from around the world. It’s a rather small organization of about 100 members compared with a body that votes with nearly 10,000 to choose the winners at the Oscars.

Over the years, the Globe has been known for its sometimes surprising and unconventional picks that confounded awarding experts, including when Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s film received poor reviews. Tourists nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy in 2011. Choices like these have resulted in frequent mocking of the ceremony, and Globes comedian Ricky Gervais has called the awards. rewards are “worthless”, joking that they can be “purchased”, and allegedly Tourists Nominated because voters “received bribes.” But the Golden Globes are also often one of the highest-rated awards ceremonies of the year, making the awards important to studios looking to expose their Oscar nominees more publicly. at the beginning of the season.

Why was HFPA fired?

The Golden Globes faced significant backlash in February 2021 after LA time report, among other things, that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not have a single Black member. The Globes at the time faced criticism for its 2021 nominations, as films starring the Black group included Judas and the Black Messiah and Ghost Rainey’s Black Bottom not nominated for Best Picture.

Other allegations in LA time‘ Report includes that the HFPA, a nonprofit organization, “issues substantial payments to its own members in a manner that some experts say may violate Internal Revenue Service guidelines.” In addition, journalist Kjersti Flaa accused HFPA in an antitrust lawsuit of a “culture of corruption”, accusing it of excluding members and accept “thousands of dollars in monuments” from celebrities and movie studios. The lawsuit was dismissed, but similar accusations date back years. In 1982, CBS skip the show after actress Pia Zadora unexpectedly received a “new star of the year” award after her husband treated HFPA members to a trip to Las Vegas, and a journalist in a lawsuit in 2011 members allegedly accepted privileges “provided by studios and producers in exchange for favors or votes.”

HFPA denied these claims, but they came under further scrutiny after Netflix Emily in Paris won a surprise nomination in 2021. Los Angeles Times report that in 2019, more than 30 HFPA members were flown to the show’s set and treated “like kings and queens”, and even a writer for the show question why it was nominated and I can destroy you Are not.

What are the consequences and what is HFPA doing to reform?

By May 2021, many publishers and big studios announced they would boycott HFPA until the group implements meaningful reforms, and Tom Cruise even give back His Golden Globe in protest. After these boycotts, the Globes’ longtime broadcaster was NBC announced it won’t broadcast next holiday in January 2022.

HFPA since then hired a diversity director, cooperation with NAACP, and more 21 new members, six of whom are black. Other steps HFPA has taken include acceptance new policy aimed at aimed at eliminating “moral conflicts,” such as a ban on gifts from journalists and studios, as well as a new code of conduct. “For eight months, we have worked tirelessly as an organization to become better,” the new HFPA president, Helen Hoehne, said in December 2021. However, the group added. six Black members in October, failed to meet its commitment for 13% Black membership by the next Golden Globe.

Will the Golden Globes of 2022 happen?

Despite all of this, the HFPA is rushing to schedule the 79th Golden Globe Awards on January 9, although it is currently unclear what that will look like and the ceremony itself. will not be broadcast on television. HFPA speak it won’t be a “celebrity-driven event that has happened in the past.”

Based on The Hollywood Reporter, some studios and networks have “quietly resumed interaction” with HFPA members following recent reforms, but others “remain vigilant.” A studio CEO told LA time “it’s too early” for a comeback, saying “they’re on track” with the reforms, “but they’re not there yet and they need time to really take effect.”

What’s the reaction to this year’s nominations?

The nominations for the 2022 Golden Globes were announced on December 13. HFPA modify its rules so studios don’t have to submit movies and TV shows to receive awards, allowing for a fairly representative pool of nominations despite the boycott. However, the day the nominations were announced was much quieter than usual, with many studios and stars not immediately acknowledging their nominations the way they did years ago. Some actors mentioned them on social media and Disney highlight Emma Stone’s nod because the Cruella. Meanwhile, however, Feature Focus and Netflix touts Belfast and The power of the dogThe Critics Choice Awards nominations on Instagram while not highlighting both films were also nominated for a Golden Globe on the same day, Diversity Note.

Will the Golden Globes return to television?

When NBC canceled the Golden Globes in 2022, it says it is “hopefully” it can rebroadcast the show in January 2023 and it has described the reforms of HFPA as a “positive step forward.” Vanity Fair report that “Hollywood insiders don’t usually want to see the show for the first time in perpetuity” and that there was precedent for a return of the Golden Globes. After all, the previous awards ceremony returned to television not only after being dropped by CBS in the Zadora scandal but after being dropped by NBC when the FCC accused the broadcast of “essentially misleading the public about how winners were chosen.”

But whether Globes can entice studios and audiences back this time after such a public blow to its already shabby reputation remains to be seen. Otherwise, the Critics’ Choice Awards have positioned themselves as a potential replacement. Those awards will now be presented on January 9, the same day as the Golden Globes – and unlike the Golden Globes, audiences will be able to watch them on TV.

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