Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Scott Feinberg on May 10, 2021.
Hollywood Might Not Want to Save the Golden Globes
Reprinted from The New York Times by Kyle Buchanan on May 11, 2021.
“The party’s over for the Golden Globes, at least for now,” writes Kyle Buchanan in The New York Times.
“Long marketed as the less uptight cousin of the Academy Awards, the Globes are now scrambling to clean up their act after NBC announced it would not broadcast the show in 2022 because of a series of controversies involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting group behind the ceremony.
“To name all of those controversies might prove as lengthy as the awards show itself, but here’s a notable sampling: The Los Angeles Times and this paper both published recent exposés about the group’s double-dealing, a follow-up story by The Los Angeles Times revealed that the group had no Black members, and a late, reluctant set of reforms proposed by the group failed to satisfy Time’s Up and prompted studios like Netflix, Amazon and Warner Brothers to issue statements amounting to an effective boycott. …
“Scarlett Johansson said in a statement that she had stopped participating in the group’s news conferences after ‘facing sexist questions and remarks by certain H.F.P.A. members that bordered on sexual harassment,’ while Globe favorite Tom Cruise returned his three trophies in a noteworthy rebuke. …