The “largest occasion in Hollywood” did not have a telecast, nominees, movie star friends, a pink carpet, a number, press or perhaps a livestream.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s so-called largest occasion that often drew 18 million tv viewers, was diminished to a live-blog Sunday night time for its 79th version.
The embattled Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation proceeded with its movie awards Sunday night time with no telecast, nominees, a pink carpet, a number, press or perhaps a livestream. As a substitute, members of the HFPA and a few recipients of the group’s philanthropic grants gathered on the Beverly Hilton Resort for a 90-minute personal occasion, asserting the names of the movie and tv winners on the group’s social media feeds.
Steven Spielberg’s “West Facet Story” gained a number of huge awards, for finest image comedy or musical, finest actress for Rachel Zegler and finest supporting actess for Ariana DeBose.
Netflix’s gothic Western “The Energy of the Canine” was named finest image drama, together with different honors for Jane Campion’s path and Kodi Smit-McPhee’s supporting efficiency.
Different movie winners included Will Smith for “King Richard,” Nicole Kidman for “Being the Ricardos” and Andrew Garfield for “tick, tick…BOOM!” The Japanese movie “Drive My Automobile,” additionally a critics’ group darling, obtained finest non-English language movement image, whereas “Encanto” gained for animation.
Although asserting winners on social media may appear to be a simple activity, these following alongside on Twitter solely might need been considerably confused at occasions. The tweets typically omitted precisely which mission an individual had gained for.
To announce the winner for finest actor, movement image musical or comedy, the group tweeted, “It takes 43 muscle tissues to smile. Thanks for the exercise Andrew Garfield and congratulations for taking dwelling the #GoldenGlobe for Greatest Actor—Movement Image—Musical/Comedy,” failing to say that the award was for his flip in “tick, tick…BOOM!”
Different occasions, the tweets had been simply downright baffling. In asserting the “West Facet Story” win, the group wrote, “If laughter is one of the best drugs @WestSideMovie is the remedy for what ails you” concerning the drama that is stuffed with demise and tragedy.
Tv winners included: Sarah Snook and Jeremy Robust for “Succession,” which gained finest tv drama, Jean Sensible for “Hacks,” which additionally gained finest tv comedy, Jason Sudeikis for “Ted Lasso,” Kate Winslet for “Mare of Easttown,” O Yeong-su for “Squid Recreation” and Michael Keaton for “Dopesick.” Barry Jenkins’ “The Underground Railroad” obtained finest restricted collection. The group stated on its web site that “Pose” star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez turned the primary trans particular person to win a Golden Globe.
Not one of the winners seemed to be current on the occasion, nor did they instantly touch upon their awards.
Jamie Lee Curtis, nevertheless, chimed in with a video message shared on the group’s Twitter, speaking concerning the HFPA’s charitable work.
“I simply wished to honor and stand with them on this continued advocacy,” Curtis stated. “I am proud to be related to them on this enterprise.”
The HFPA enlisted leaders of the teams it has given grants to to announce the winners.
That the group proceeded with any form of occasion got here as a shock to many in Hollywood. The HFPA got here below hearth after a Los Angeles Occasions investigation revealed in February moral lapses and a surprising lack of range — there was not a single Black journalist within the 87-person group. Studios and PR corporations threatened to boycott. Tom Cruise even returned his three Golden Globes, whereas different A-listers condemned the group on social media.
They pledged reform final 12 months, however even after a public declaration throughout the 78th present, their longtime broadcast accomplice NBC introduced in Could that it might not air the 2022 Golden Globes as a result of, “Change of this magnitude takes time and work.” The broadcaster sometimes pays some $60 million for the rights to air the present, which ranks among the many most-watched awards reveals behind the Oscars and the Grammys.
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Although typically ridiculed, Hollywood had come to simply accept the Golden Globes as a reliable and useful cease in a aggressive awards season. And for audiences world wide, it was a fairly full of life night time, with glamorous style, main stars, the promise of champagne-fueled speeches, and hosts — from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Ricky Gervais — that often poked enjoyable on the HFPA.
After the NBC blow, it was broadly anticipated that the HFPA would merely sit the 12 months out. Hollywood studios and publicists additionally largely opted out from partaking with the group as they’d in years previous, with some declining to offer screeners of movies for consideration. When nominees had been introduced final month, few celebrated publicly.
The press affiliation claims that within the months since its 2021 present, it has remade itself. The group has added a chief range officer; overhauled its board; inducted 21 new members, together with six Black journalists; introduced within the NAACP on a five-year partnership; and up to date its code of conduct.