The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s so-called largest get together that repeatedly 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 purple carpet, a bunch, press or perhaps a livestream. As an alternative, 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, saying the names of the movie and tv winners on the group’s social media feeds.
Steven Spielberg’s “West Facet Story” received a number of huge awards, for finest image comedy or musical, finest actress for Rachel Zegler and finest supporting actess for Ariana DeBose.
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Netflix’s gothic Western “The Energy of the Canine” was named finest image drama, together with different honours 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 Automotive,” additionally a critics’ group darling, bought finest non-English language movement image, whereas “Encanto” received for animation.
Although saying winners on social media may look like an easy job, these following alongside on Twitter solely may need been considerably confused at instances. The tweets typically disregarded precisely which challenge an individual had received for.
To announce the winner for finest actor, movement image musical or comedy, the group tweeted, “It takes 43 muscle groups to smile. Thanks for the exercise Andrew Garfield and congratulations for taking house the #GoldenGlobe for Greatest Actor—Movement Image—Musical/Comedy,” failing to say that the award was for his flip in “tick, tick…BOOM!”
Different instances, the tweets have been simply downright baffling. In saying the “West Facet Story” win, the group initially wrote, “If laughter is one of the best medication #WestSideMovie is the treatment for what ails you” concerning the drama that’s stuffed with dying and tragedy. They later deleted the tweet and wrote a brand new one about “music” being one of the best medication.
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Tv winners included: Sarah Snook and Jeremy Robust for “Succession,” which received finest tv drama, Jean Good for “Hacks,” which additionally received finest tv comedy, Jason Sudeikis for “Ted Lasso,” Kate Winslet for “Mare of Easttown,” O Yeong-su for “Squid Sport” and Michael Keaton for “Dopesick.” Barry Jenkins’ “The Underground Railroad” bought finest restricted sequence. The group stated on its web site that “Pose” star Michaela Jae Rodriguez turned the primary trans particular person to win a Golden Globe.
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Not one of the winners gave the impression 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 needed to honour and stand with them on this continued advocacy,” Curtis stated. “I’m proud to be related to them on this enterprise.”
The HFPA enlisted leaders of the teams it has given grants to announce the winners. Arnold Schwarzenegger chimed in with a video message as properly, thanking the group for recognizing him because the “new star of the yr” in 1977.
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That the group proceeded with any type of occasion got here as a shock to many in Hollywood. The HFPA got here below fireplace after a Los Angeles Occasions investigation revealed in February moral lapses and a surprising lack of variety — 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 yr, however even after a public declaration through the 78th present, their longtime broadcast accomplice NBC introduced in Could that it could 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 exhibits behind the Oscars and the Grammys.
Although typically ridiculed, Hollywood had come to simply accept the Golden Globes as a legit and useful cease in a aggressive awards season. And for audiences around the globe, 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 repeatedly poked enjoyable on the HFPA.
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After the NBC blow, it was extensively anticipated that the HFPA would merely sit the yr 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 have 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 variety 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.
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