Well, it’s almost as though people will eventually realize that a corrupt, sexist, diversity-snubbing awards show isn’t where they want their faces seen, and they’ll stop answering the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s phone calls. At least that’s what appears to have happened with the 2022 Golden Globes, which are scheduled to happen on January 9th. And oh what a night it shall be! It’s not airing on television, and no famous people are involved.
Last year, the HFPA finally addressed that they had to do something about the absolutely dismal representation and lack of transparency within their organization. For example, the fact that Black journalists were often excluded from the organization, and that the Golden Globes have been plagued for years by rumors of studios buying nominations with gifts and cash. But after it was revealed the HFPA voted against hiring a diversity consultant, many agents told their clients to ignore the fuck out of the Golden Globes. Celebrities started channeling their inner Mariahs and began acting like they didn’t know the GGs. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson all released statements saying it was time for the industry to move away from the Golden Globes until meaningful change happened. NBC chose not to air the ceremony on its network. Tom Cruise returned three of his Golden Globe Awards.
And yet the HFPA decided to move forward with some “The show must go on!” energy, rather than canceling this year and admitting that things are as bad as they look. The nominees for the 2022 Golden Globes were announced last month, for a ceremony that won’t be televised. On Tuesday, the HFPA announced what this year’s ceremony will look like, and let’s just say it’s grimmer than the time they nominated Get Out for Best Musical/Comedy. via The Hollywood Reporter:
The 79th Golden Globe Awards, set for Sunday, will highlight the philanthropic efforts of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with winners announced intermittently throughout a 90-minute gathering at the Beverly Hilton, the HFPA revealed on Tuesday.
There will be no red carpet and no celebrities, non-HFPA members of the press or audience members in attendance – a reflection of both the grave COVID situation and the fact that the HFPA is currently personae non gratae with many in Hollywood.
To make matters worse, they reportedly tried to get famous people to show up, and…no dice. via Variety:
Variety has obtained a copy of an email from the Globes talent booker that was sent to several publicity agencies inquiring about their clients participating in the show. However, sources say, no celebs have agreed to take part.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that it’s still unknown where this 90-minute ceremony will be available for viewing. They note that there might be legal hurdles to streaming the Golden Globe Awards, as NBC holds the rights to broadcast the ceremony. I suppose there’s always a chance someone might sneak in a camera, secretly record the show, and upload the whole thing to 123Movies. But then again, what kind of person would risk a million viruses to their computer just to watch a bunch of random HFPA members do damage control and brag about their charity work? Lady Gaga won’t even be there sitting in her seat, mentally reciting her acceptance speech for the 1,305th time. At this point, we’re two press releases away from hearing that the HFPA will be handing out trophies from a car trunk in the parking lot of a Wendy’s, and if anyone wants to come and watch it, the show starts after the drive-through dinner rush.