Wow, we knew the Golden Globes had been in hassle, however we didn’t anticipate this to ever truly occur — they is likely to be finished for good!
Over the previous few months, the Hollywood International Press Affiliation has confronted accusations of corruption and racism. These aren’t new characterizations as they’ve even been talked about in monologues by hosts Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Ricky Gervais. Nonetheless, it was revealed earlier this year in a bombshell Los Angeles Occasions report that the group had ZERO members of coloration out of 87. After which it got here out their president despatched an e-mail saying Black Lives Matter was a terrorist group. (Spoiler alert: It’s not. That’s a story pushed by individuals who most likely have to do some soul looking out to grasp why it actually bothers them a lot.) Even the range guide they employed stop in protest. So it’s gotten BAD.
On Monday, nevertheless, we had been nonetheless shocked when NBC introduced subsequent yr’s awards present is straight up CANCELED. Not in a Twitter approach, not #canceled, we imply legit OFF.
In a shock assertion NBCUniversal left open hope for the HFPA to vary its act — simply not by subsequent yr:
“We proceed to imagine that the HFPA is dedicated to significant reform. Nonetheless, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we really feel strongly that the HFPA wants time to do it proper. As such, NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the group executes on its plan, we’re hopeful we can be ready to air the present in January 2023.”
Wow. A yr with no Golden Globes. And naturally, there’s all the time the chance nobody will miss yet one more awards present, and this cancellation will grow to be everlasting…
Man, we’ve been watching the present so lengthy, that is form of jaw-dropping. However you already know what? We’re truly actually impressed with NBC taking such a stand. They usually aren’t the one ones.
Many celebs have spoken out in opposition to the HFPA over the previous couple months, however most had been in help of change primarily based on what they discovered. Scarlett Johansson, then again, spoke from private expertise, including sexism to the combination with a brand new assertion obtained by Selection:
“As an actor selling a movie, one is predicted to take part in awards season by attending press conferences in addition to awards reveals. Up to now, this has typically meant dealing with sexist questions and remarks by sure HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It’s the actual motive why I, for a few years, refused to take part of their conferences.”
She continued by linking the title of the Globes indelibly to Harvey Weinstein, explaining:
“The HFPA is a company that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition and the trade adopted swimsuit. Except there may be vital elementary reform throughout the group, I imagine it’s time that we take a step again from the HFPA and deal with the significance and energy of unity inside our unions and the trade as a complete.”
Ouch. ScarJo is strictly the form of worldwide star the Globes have traditionally pandered to, so it’s attention-grabbing to see how she feels about all this. However one factor she didn’t do? Return her awards. The five-time nominee could have finished so if she may, however she by no means truly gained one.
However Tom Cruise has. Three, actually — Finest Actor, Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Jerry Maguire (1996) and Finest Supporting Actor, Magnolia (1999). And if you already know something in regards to the Mission: Unimaginable star’s prolonged profession, it’s how essential milestones like this have all the time been to him. He’s nonetheless by no means gained the coveted Oscar after being nominated 3 times, and this might need been the closest he’ll ever get.
Despite that, he selected on Monday to return all three in protest of the HFPA’s unacceptable conduct! Wow!
Do YOU suppose the HFPA will clear up its act, and we’ll get one other Golden Globes? Or is the awards present gone for good??
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