Golden Globe Awards Reduced to a Live Blog and Baffling Tweets After Being Canceled by NBC
The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s so-called greatest occasion that usually drew 18 million tv viewers, was decreased to a live-blog Sunday evening for its 79th version.
The embattled Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation proceeded with its movie awards Sunday evening with out a 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 non-public occasion, asserting 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 massive awards, for greatest image comedy or musical, greatest actress for Rachel Zegler and greatest supporting actress for Ariana DeBose.
Netflix’s gothic Western “The Energy of the Canine” was named greatest image drama, together with different honors for Jane Campion’s route 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, received greatest non-English language movement image, whereas “Encanto” received for animation.
Although asserting winners on social media would possibly appear to be a simple process, these following alongside on Twitter solely may need been considerably confused at occasions. The tweets typically ignored precisely which undertaking an individual had received for.
To announce the winner for greatest actor, movement image musical or comedy, the group tweeted, “It takes 43 muscle tissue to smile. Thanks for the exercise Andrew Garfield and congratulations for taking house the #GoldenGlobe for Finest 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 initially wrote, “If laughter is one of the best drugs @WestSideMovie is the remedy 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 drugs.
Tv winners included: Sarah Snook and Jeremy Sturdy for “Succession,” which received greatest tv drama, Jean Good for “Hacks,” which additionally received greatest 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” received greatest restricted collection. The group mentioned on its web site that “Pose” star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez turned the primary trans individual to win a Golden Globe.
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, nonetheless, 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 mentioned. “I’m 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger chimed in with a video message as effectively, thanking the group for recognizing him because the “new star of the 12 months” in 1977.
That the group proceeded with any form of occasion got here as a shock to many in Hollywood. The HFPA got here beneath 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 12 months, however even after a public declaration in the course of the 78th present, their longtime broadcast companion 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 reveals behind the Oscars and the Grammys.
Although typically ridiculed, Hollywood had come to just accept the Golden Globes as a authentic and useful cease in a aggressive awards season. And for audiences around the globe, it was a fairly full of life evening, with glamorous style, main stars, the promise of champagne-fueled speeches, and hosts — from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Ricky Gervais — that usually 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 participating with the group as they’d in years previous, with some declining to supply 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 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.