‘No red carpet and no point’: Damn verdict on the defiled Golden Globes

“No red carpet and no point”: Damn verdict on defiled Golden Globes after years of mismanagement and alleged sexist and racist behavior by its organizing body leads to boycott of Tinseltown










With the A-list celebrities, the free-flowing champagne, and the “boisterous” atmosphere, the Golden Globes were the Oscars’ younger and more naughty siblings, with the stars shouting to walk across the red carpet in front of millions of people. television viewers around the world.

But today’s 79th Golden Globes ceremony saw the party stop with a squeak.

Years of mismanagement and alleged sexist and racist behavior by its organizing body – the Hollywood Association of Foreign Journalists (HFPA) – have led to a boycott of Tinseltown.

There will be celebrities, a red carpet and a show in the prime time of the American television giant NBC. Most major PR companies, with the exception of Sunshine Sachs – who “advises” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation – have blacklisted the event.

The event will not be broadcast live, and Netflix has refused to allow clips of its films, including The Power Of The Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who is popular for the Best Actor Award, which will be sent to him by courier. tomorrow if he wins.

There are no moderators and the winners will be announced in a press release at the end of a 90-minute “socially distant” event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

GONG: British star Olivia Colman (right) in Lost Daughter is nominating for Best Actress

GONG: British star Olivia Colman (right) in Lost Daughter is nominating for Best Actress

“There has never been a greater or more dramatic fall from grace than Globes,” said Hollywood giant Disney. “It used to be the funniest night of the year. Booze flowed.

“While it had a serious side, because the winner of the Globe was usually an Oscar favorite, everyone hated the HFPA. They behaved horribly, but they succeeded because winning the globe gave the film prestige and turned it into money at the box office.

‘But without the red carpet, without the press and without the television, you have to say,’ it doesn’t make sense. ‘”

Another source said: “The party is over. The Globes used to be a younger and more naughty sibling of the Oscars, but are now excluded from the Hollywood family. They are toxic. “

It is understood that the event will be attended by masked, vaccinated, socially distant HFPA members plus “a handful of guests from various charities.” One former winner said, ‘It sounds about as much fun as root canal surgery.’

The dramatic fall of this event began last February, when the Los Angeles Times revealed that none of the 87 members of the HFPA were black.

Actress Scarlett Johansson then claimed that she was exposed to “sexist” questions “bordering on sexual harassment” during HFPA events.

'SEXIST' QUESTIONS: Actress Scarlett Johansson

‘SEXIST’ QUESTIONS: Actress Scarlett Johansson

There were also allegations of corruption and bribery when 30 members turned out to take a trip to Paris in 2019 and stay at the hotel for £ 1,000 a night courtesy of Paramount, the producer of the Netflix hit show Emily In Paris. The drama later received two nominations. Members routinely accepted “freedoms” from film studios, and some HFPA members were not “legitimate” journalists.

The HFPA responded to the criticism by announcing major changes last May. President Ali Sar said: “We remain committed to becoming a better organization and an example of diversity, transparency and accountability in the industry.”

The latest HFPA tax return shows that in 2019 it received $ 32 million (GBP 23.5 million), but donated only $ 5.9 million (GBP 4.3 million) to charity. Despite the gloom, the British stars did well, although the source said: ‘Whether it boasts as usual remains to be seen.’

Like Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman could win the gong for Best Actress for The Lost Daughter and Sir Kenneth Branagh is running for Best Director for Belfast. Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!) Is shortlisted for Best Actor and Irish actress Ruth Negga (Passing) is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

PRICE: Golden Gong Gong

PRICE: Golden Gong Gong

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