If the Golden Globes They are not televised, will anyone care? That’s one of the haunting questions facing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at the 79th annual awards, which It will be unusual and historical, but for the worst reasons.
Indeed, tonight (Sunday 9, from 23 in Argentina) the Golden Globes, which celebrate the best of film and television in 2021, they will be held without an audience, celebrity guests, red carpet, host, press, or even a live broadcast.
Winners will be announced at a private event and no celebrities handing out or taking the prizes. Winners will be made known through the social networks of the gala (Twitter and Instagram) and in a press release at the end of the night.
Golden Globes. AFP Photo
Why the awards are not televised
The Golden Globes have been boycotted by the audiovisual industry due to accusations of corruption and lack of diversity of the entity in charge of delivering them. That is why it will not be the glamorous party of cinema and television with a multitude of stars per square meter and champagne everywhere that habitually kicked off Hollywood awards season.
NBC, the television network that had broadcast the gala since 1996, decided not to screen them after the series of scandals involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. An investigation published in February 2021 by the Los Angeles Times exposed what had been suspected in recent years: discrimination, favoritism and corruption within the HFPA.
The earthquake at the Golden Globes, which sometimes they came to compete in impact and echo with the Oscars, began in early 2021, when complaints against the HFPA for highly questionable ethical practices among its members intensified.
Helen Hoehne, president of the HFPA, announces the nominees for the Golden Globes. AFP Photo
For example, it is suspected that they received gifts – such as travel and luxury gifts – from studios, television networks and streaming platforms in exchange for nominations for series and films.
In addition, it was exposed that the Association was made up of a small group of 87 journalists, many of them retired, among whom there were few women and no black people.
How will the ceremony be
HFPA members and some recipients of the entity’s philanthropic grants meet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for a 90-minute private event starting at 6 p.m. Los Angeles (23 from Argentina).
The names of the winners will be revealed in real time on the organization’s social media and website. Special emphasis, they say, will be given to their charitable efforts over the years.
After the NBC hit, it was anticipated that the HFPA would simply not award awards this year. Hollywood studios and publicists also largely chose not to commit to the group as in previous years, with some declining to submit films for consideration for a nomination.
Old times: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost at the 2020 ceremony. AP Photo
When the nominees were announced last month, few publicly celebrated. That the organization proceeded in this way with the event, even with this very low profile, was a surprise to many in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organizes the awards, detailed in a statement that the winners of its 79th edition will be announced on Sunday, January 9, starting at 23 (Argentine time) from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles (United States).
Alone in the early morning
The HPFA said there will be “no audience” at the event. Regarding the protocols for the prevention of coronavirus infections, he specified that the select group of members of the Association and guests of its social programs that will be in the room will have to show a complete vaccination certificate with booster doses and a PCR test taken. 48 hours before the event.
Magazine Variety He had anticipated that those responsible for these awards had not managed to get any Hollywood star to participate in the event.
In an attempt to wash away its tainted image, the HFPA wants this controversial, extravagant and very lackluster edition of its awards to focus on its philanthropic work.
To make up for the lack of diversity, the organization admitted new members, including several Hispanics and African Americans, although it remains a limited number of people that excludes the vast majority of journalists who work daily covering the Hollywood news.
On the other hand, its new rules of conduct impose budgetary restrictions and prohibit its members from accepting any details that could create a conflict of interest with the Golden Globes.
The HFPA promised these reforms during the 78th edition of the awards, in 2021, but the NBC network announced in May that it would not broadcast the Globes in 2022 because “a change of this magnitude takes time and work. ” The station used to pay about 60 million dollars for the broadcasting rights of the awards gala, one of the most watched after the Oscars and the Grammys.
The film and television industry also did not change its position of boycott before a reform that was announced in the midst of lawsuits, resignations and cross accusations between the members of the Association.
“The power of the dog”, the film has seven nominations for the Golden Globe.
The enormous noise around the HFPA relegated this year’s nominations to a secondary plane, which were revealed in December despite the fact that studios and networks did not run the usual promotional campaigns to win nominations.
Belfast and The Power of the Dog, with seven nominations each, are the favorites among the films, while Succession, with five nominations, is the leading contender in the television categories.
Here are the nominees in the main categories:
Best Picture (Drama)
King Richard, on the life of the Williams sisters’ father, nominated for best picture.
- King richard
- The power of the dog
Best film (comedy or musical)
“Don’t Look Up” with Leo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Comedy.
- Don’t look up
- Licorice Pizza
- tick, tick … BOOM!
- Love without barriers
Maggie Gyllenhaal, nominated for Best Director for “The Dark Daughter.” Photo EFE
- Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
- Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Daughter)
- Steven Spielberg (Love Without Barriers)
- Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
- Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
- Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
- Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
- Adam McKay (Don’t look up)
- Aaron Sorkin (Being the Ricardos)
Best Actress in a Drama
Olivia Colman, with Dakota Johnson. Nominated for “The Dark Daughter”.
- Jessica Chastain (Tammy Faye’s Eyes)
- Olivia Colman (The Dark Daughter)
- Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)
- Lady Gaga (Gucci House)
- Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
Best Actor in a Drama
- Mahershala Ali (The Swan Song)
- Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)
- Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
- Will Smith (King Richard)
- Denzel Washington (The Macbeth Tragedy)
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
- Marion Cotillard (Annette)
- Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
- Jennifer Lawrence (Don’t look up)
- Emma Stone (Cruella)
- Rachel Zegler (Love Without Barriers)
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
- Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t look up)
- Peter Dinklage (Cyrano)
- Andrew Garfield (tick, tick … BOOM!)
- Cooper Hoffman (Licorice Pizza)
- Anthony Ramos (In the neighborhood)
Best Supporting Actress
- Caitriona Balfe (Belfast)
- Ariana DeBose (Love without barriers)
- Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
- Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
- Ruth Negga (Chiaroscuro)
Best Supporting Actor
- Ben Affleck (The Tender Bar)
- Jamie Dornan (Belfast)
- Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
- Troy Kotsur (CODA)
- Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)
Best animated film
“Luca” is a candidate for Best Animated Film.
- My sunny maad
- Raya and the last dragon
Best Foreign Language Film
- Compartment No. 6
- Drive My Car
- It was the hand of God
- A hero
- Parallel mothers
Best Television Series (Drama)
Sucession, the saga about the billionaire Roy family, is the most nominated, with five.
- The Morning Show
- The Squid Game
Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy)
- The Great
- Only Murders in the Building
- Reservation Dogs
- Ted lasso
Best Television Actress (Drama)
- Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
- Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
- Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)
- Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
- Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Pose)
Best Television Actor (Drama)
- Brian Cox (Succession)
- Lee Jung-jae (The Squid Game)
- Billy Porter (Pose)
- Jeremy Strong (Succession)
- Omar Sy (Lupine)
Best Actress on Television (Musical or Comedy)
- Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
- Elle Fanning (The Great)
- Issa Rae (Insecure)
- Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
- Jean Smart (Hacks)
Best Television Actor (Musical or Comedy)
- Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
- Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
- Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
- Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)
- Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- American Crime Story: The Lewinsky Affair
- Things to clean
- Mare of Easttown
- The Underground Railroad
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Jessica Chastain, the actress from “Secrets of a Marriage”. Reuters photo
- Jessica Chastain (Secrets of a Marriage)
- Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
- Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
- Margaret Qualley (Things to Clean)
- Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
- Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
- Oscar Isaac (Secrets of a marriage)
- Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
- Ewan McGregor (Halston)
- Tahar Rahim (The Serpent)
With information from AP
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