The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s so-called largest celebration that frequently drew 18 million tv viewers, was lowered to a live-blog Sunday evening for its 79th version.
The embattled Hollywood International Press Affiliation proceeded with its movie awards Sunday evening and not using a telecast, nominees, a purple carpet, a number, 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 Lodge 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” received a number of large awards, for greatest image comedy or musical, greatest actress for Rachel Zegler and greatest supporting actess for Ariana DeBose.
Netflix’s gothic Western “The Energy of the Canine” was named greatest image drama, together with different honours for Jane Campion’s course 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 greatest non-English language movement image, whereas “Encanto” received for animation.
Although asserting winners on social media may look like a simple process, these following alongside on Twitter solely may need been considerably confused at occasions. The tweets usually not noted precisely which challenge an individual had received for.
To announce the winner for greatest actor, movement image musical or comedy, the group tweeted, “It takes 43 muscle mass to smile. Thanks for the exercise Andrew Garfield and congratulations for taking residence 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 the very best medication #WestSideMovie is the treatment for what ails you” in regards to the drama that’s stuffed with demise and tragedy. They later deleted the tweet and wrote a brand new one about “music” being the very best medication.
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Tv winners included: Sarah Snook and Jeremy Sturdy for “Succession,” which received greatest tv drama, Jean Sensible 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” bought greatest restricted sequence. The group mentioned on its web site that “Pose” star Michaela Jae Rodriguez grew to become the primary trans particular person 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 in regards to the HFPA’s charitable work.
“I simply wished to honour 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 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 sort of occasion got here as a shock to many in Hollywood. The HFPA got here below hearth after a Los Angeles Instances 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 companies 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 Might that it might not air the 2022 Golden Globes as a result of “Change of this magnitude takes time and work.” The broadcaster usually 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 usually ridiculed, Hollywood had come to just accept the Golden Globes as a reliable and useful cease in a aggressive awards season. And for audiences all over the world, it was a fairly energetic evening, with glamorous vogue, main stars, the promise of champagne-fueled speeches, and hosts — from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Ricky Gervais — that frequently poked enjoyable on the HFPA.
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After the NBC blow, it was extensively 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 that they had 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 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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