The Golden Globes seem to lose their shine in the eyes of the hollywood industry. The gala will take place this Tuesday, with a mission ahead, trying to balance its prestige and demonstrate the changes that its organizers have implemented to regain their influence.
The impact of complaints such as lack of diversity, corruption and unprofessionalism when it comes to nominating productions or artists, they have ended up in a lack of credibility of the award that has been going on for 80 years.
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Something that seems to be a consequence of the scandals at the Golden Globesis the change of day of its celebration, since the television broadcast of the event had a prime time during a Sunday in January, however, the 80th edition will take place this Tuesday without prime time.
Last year, it even went off the air after allegations of unethical practices by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)who are the head of the awards.
The hotel Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California will be the venue where blockbusters such as Avatar or Top Gun. The NBC television will broadcast the event in 2023, after the HFPA announced some modifications regarding the indications against.
As every year, the top industry starsbut some nominees They haven’t confirmed their attendance yet.
Earlier, win a Golden Globe meant the possibility of being closer to a oscarand served as a promotional tool for actors, directors or screenwriters who were nominated and awarded.
Now, its importance seems to be ignored by many artists who have not publicly thanked their nominations.
Famous actors have drawn a line with the Golden Globes
It is unlikely to appear Tom Cruiseone of the producers of Top Gun: Maverickafter in 2021 he returned his three awards in protest against the HFPA.
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brendan frasernominated by The whale of Darren Aronofsky, stated in an interview with G.Q. what was it sexually abused in 2003 by Philip Bercka former president of the HFPA, so he ruled out attending this year’s gala.
“No, I’m not going to participate… It’s because of the history I have with them. And my mother did not raise a hypocrite. You can call me many things, but not that,” he said. Fraser.
Other actors who publicly rejected the awards are Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Ava DuVernay.
Emily in Paris and the controversy at the Golden Globes
An investigation of the Angeles Times revealed in 2021 that part of the jury for the awards that recognize the best of film and television had been involved in a corruption plot related to the series of Netflix, Emily in Paris.
Some 30 Golden Globes voters were invited by paramountproducer of the series starring Lily Collinsto an all-paid trip to Paris.
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In 2021, Emily in Paris got two nominations: Best Series and Best Actress for Lily Collinswhich raised the eyebrows of film critics and debates on social networks, since they perceived it as incredible that a series that showed clichés about French culture, coupled with the lack of diversity in its cast, had the support of the Golden Globes.
In January 2022, the 79th edition It did not have a television broadcast or a red carpet and neither did the presence of nominees. The winners were announced in a statement due to the industry’s refusal to participate in it.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)has carried out an image laundering campaign after the controversies.
To calm the comments regarding the racial diversityintegrated 100 voters, in the board, 21 new members are black, Asian, female, and Latino.
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This 80th editionseems to be gradually resuming its category, directors like Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and Quentin TarantinoThey have confirmed their participation.
Jenna Ortega, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Costner, Austin Butler, Jane Fonda and Ana de ArmasThey will also attend the award ceremony.
With information from EFE