Reaction to last month’s Globes nominations was muted, with few stars celebrating publicly. But only one applicant categorically declared that he would not go.
LOS ANGELES — After going dark for a year, Golden Globe returned to the air on Tuesday a annual audition to try and get their season rewards back and attitude to Hollywood that avoided awards after the ethics and diversity scandal.
Stars and studios boycotted last year’s ceremonywhich NBC decided not to televise, saying the Hollywood Foreign Press Association needed time to make “significant reform.” A year later, much, if not all, of Hollywood is ready to party again.
Ahead of Tuesday’s ceremony, the red carpet, painted gray this year, was more star-studded than ever. Whether viewers will return as well remains to be seen. The Globes have traditionally been a looser, more relaxed prelude to the Academy Awards, but this year the awards ceremony is surrounded by storm clouds.
RED CARPET PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2023
The Globes unfold amid heavy rains that have pounded Southern California and caused flooding up and down coastal areas and in the mountains outside of Los Angeles. Continued rainfall, which has exceeded a foot in some regions since Sunday, has caused flooding, landslides and evacuations.
Following coverage from the red carpet (E! will air it live starting at 6:00 p.m. EST), coverage from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California begins at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. For the first time, the show will also be broadcast live on NBCUniversal’s Peacock channel. With the Globes on the brink, NBC reworked its deal with the HFPA, making the awards contract one-year and moving the show to Tuesday from its usual Sunday night slot.
Comedian Jarrod Carmichael, who won an Emmy last year for his HBO special Rattaniel, is the host. Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy will be honored. Presenters include Ana de Armas (Blonde nominee), Jenna Ortega (Wednesday nominee), Billy Porter, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Coolidge (White Lotus nominee) and Quentin Tarantino. Sean Penn will also deliver a message President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.
DISSOLUTION OF THE GLOBE
The globes had plunged into chaos not long before the 2021 pandemic awards ceremony is largely remote when the Los Angeles Times reports revealed that the HFPA, which had 87 members at the time, had no black members. Separate New York Times report revealed that the group — an often-derided group of little-known foreign journalists in Los Angeles — paid its members about $3 million in annual salaries and detailed a series of ethical violations in how the organization regularly interacted with potential candidates.
Under increasing pressure The HFPA has promised reforms, diversified the membership and changed some of the ways of working. It now has 96 members, including six blacks, as well as 103 non-member voters. Billionaire Todd Boley purchased the Globes through his Eldridge Industries and began turning the nonprofit group into a for-profit company.
IS ANYONE STILL BOYCOTTING?
Reaction to last month’s Globe nominations was muted, with some stars celebrating publicly. But only one nominee has emphatically said he won’t be attending: Brendan Fraser. Although Fraser was nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Whale. said that he will not participate in the Globe. In 2018, Frazier said he was groped by longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Philip Burke in 2003. Burke, who is no longer a member of the HFPA, denied this.
Tom Cruise, whose Best Shot: Maverick is nominated for Best Drama, is not expected to attend. Cruise responded to the HFPA revelations more forcefully than almost anyone in the industry, reclaiming his three Golden Globes.
But again, all studios participate in the Globe.
As is the case with most awards, the number of viewers of the TV show “Globes” decreased. After drawing 18.4 million viewers in 2020, the 2021 edition drew just 6.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Still, the Globes remain a valuable marketing tool for award contenders, helping promote movies between the holidays and the March 12 Oscar ceremony. Some of this season’s top contenders, including Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemen and Todd “Tár” Fields, have struggled to attract large audiences.
Martin McDonagh’s story of warring friends The Banshee of Inishreen is up for eight nominations, including actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s existential comedy Everything Everywhere at Once is up for six awards, including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Hui Kwan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
A few of the biggest box office hits of the past year are also included. Along with Top Gun: Maverick, Tár and The Fabelmans, the nominees for Best Picture and Drama include James Cameron “Avatar: The Path of Water” and “Elvis” by Baz Luhrmann.
On the TV front, high school sitcom “Abbott Elementary” leads the way with five nominations, including Reputation starring Quinta Brunson. “White Lotus,” “Dahmer,” “The Crown,” “Pam and Tommy,” and “Only Murder in the Building” received four nominations each.
Other nominees include: Brad Pitt (“Babylon”), Viola Davis (“The King Woman”), Daniel Craig (“The Glass Onion: The Knifeless Mystery”), Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Julia Roberts ( “Gaslit”), Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Selena Gomez (“Only Murder in the Building”), Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone”), Diego Luna (“Andor”) and Bob Odenkirk (“Better call Saul”).