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Golden Globe Awards will be without a red carpet, there will be no public and in the face of a possible boycott

The Angels – No champagne in every corner, no stars or red carpet, no accredited press and no gala on television. The Golden Globe faces its most controversial edition this Sunday under the shadow of the Hollywood boycott due to its many scandals and at the risk of becoming inconsequential awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the controversial organization behind the Golden Globes, will celebrate the 79th edition of these awards on Sunday from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. But this will not be just another Golden Globe gala.

The HFPA explained on Tuesday that “there will be no public” and indicated that the select group of members of the association and guests of its social programs who will be there must show a certificate of complete vaccination with booster doses and a PCR test taken at 48 hours before the act.

There will be no red carpet. Applications for press accreditations will not be accepted for this event ”, added the HFPA about this private event that almost looks like a sneak party. It was already known that NBC was not going to broadcast these Golden Globes for the first time since 1996, but this week it was revealed that there will be no live broadcast on the internet: the winners They will be announced on social media and in a post-event statement. All of these measures collide with the DNA of the Golden Globes, which were traditionally one of the most glamorous, anticipated and exciting parties in Hollywood.

Every year, the world of cinema came together at the beginning of January to uncork the film awards season with a spectacular event packed with figures from the big screen and with a red carpet in which the glasses of champagne did not stop coming and going. Unlike the ceremonial and formal Oscars, the Golden Globes bet on a much more casual, playful and fun tone -that was very juicy for presenters like Ricky Gervais, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey- and had the incentive to include among their awards However, these awards, which sometimes came to compete in impact and echo with the Oscars, now look into the abyss.


It cannot be said that the descent into hell of the Golden Globes was a surprise in Hollywood. Accusations of corruption and highly debatable behavior by HFPA members had been known for years and were even joked at the galas themselves. .

Among other dubious ethical practices, Golden Globe voters took advantage of fabulous travel and luxury gifts from studios, television networks, and streaming platforms.In this sense, many people connected the controversial nominations for the comedy “Emily in Paris” dlast year with a visit by HFPA members to Paris courtesy of the series that included stays at a $ 1,400-a-night hotel.

The Los Angeles Times was the one that revealed the ins and outs of this trip and the one that unveiled another scandal: that among the 87 members of the HFPA, many of them retired, there was no black person. These and other similar news created a unsustainable spiral and Hollywood studios and the world of television said enough.In any case, we must not forget that the malfunction of the Golden Globes was also useful for a long time for those seeking nominations: it is easier to convince 87 people who vote for this or that movie at the Golden Globes than to do the same with the 10,000 or so members of the Hollywood Academy for the Oscars.

On top of that, the HFPA sang the “mea culpa,” invited new members to increase diversity, and set new standards of conduct regarding travel or gifts. But the film and television industry, with stars like Scarlett Johansson and Tom Cruise at the head, has not changed his boycott stance on a reform that was announced in the middle of the hodgepodge of lawsuits, resignations and cross-accusations between the members of the HFPA.


The exceptional noise surrounding the HFPA has left this year’s nominations on a secondary plane, which were unveiled in December despite the fact that the usual campaigns for nominations were not carried out from the cinema and television. “Belfast” and ” The Power of the Dog ”, with seven nominations each, start as favorites in the cinema sections, while“ Succession ”, with five nominations, is the main contender in the television categories.

There will also be many Hispanic award options. Film features include “Madres paralelas” by Pedro Almodóvar (best international film), Javier Bardem (best dramatic actor for “Being the Ricardos”), Rachel Zegler (best actress in a comedy or musical for “West Side Story ”), Anthony Ramos (best actor in a comedy or musical for“ In the Heights ”) and Ariana DeBose (best supporting actress in a comedy or musical for“ West Side Story ”). Also featured are Alberto Iglesias (soundtrack for“ Parallel Mothers ”), Germaine Franco (soundtrack to“ Encanto ”) and“ Dos oruguitas ”(song by“ Encanto ”written by Lin-Manuel Miranda). Inspired by Colombia,“ Encanto ”will compete for the award for best animated film, “King Richard” (directed by Latino Reinaldo Marcus Green) is up for best drama film, and “Tick, Tick … Boom! (directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda) is nominated for best musical or comedy title. Oscar Isaac (best actor in a limited series for “Scenes from a Marriage”) and MJ Rodriguez (best actress in a drama series for “ Pose”).


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