LOS ANGELES – “Monk,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, was nominated for six Golden Globe trophies on Sunday, most of each film. It is available for viewing on Netflix from December 4.
Have you seen it yet?
This is good. Nor do they have many people in Hollywood.
How about the “Father”, the devastation of dementia? He is a contender for best drama and three other awards. Or maybe the “Moorish” set in Guantanamo and fighting for two globes in the acting categories? Or the twice-nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Have you seen any of them?
Well, I don’t know what to tell you. Pretend you’ve at least heard of a couple.
In a year when almost all nominated films have toured theaters due to the pandemic, Globes – the biggest tent awards show, given its double focus on film and television – may feel quite small. The nominees are struggling to be noticed. For many people, including some in Hollywood, it is difficult to care for the little golden things mabobs at a time when the coronavirus is still killing about 2,000 Americans most days.
“The stakes have never been lower,” said Tina Faye, who is returning to host the ceremony with Amy Poller in Globes commercials.
Who said no one in Hollywood is honest? Here are some other things to keep in mind before the ceremony begins on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern:
There is no red carpet, but the awards season continues.
The traditional engine of the Golden Globes, a colossal red carpet, will not exist this time. All winners will be at home. (Receiving trophies from mansions and luxury hotel rooms, tonally fine. Wonderful for hours for photographers while dressed in diamonds and fashionable dresses, obviously not.) Faye will host the globes from the Rainbow Room in New York City, with Poehler located in Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. A small number of front-line and important workers were invited to attend in person, but the usual show dinner was lost.
It certainly doesn’t help with the questions, the 78th Golden Globe arrives amid a renewed sense that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the scandalous award group, needs a dramatic change. The 80 voting members have long been portrayed as untouched and weakly corrupt, including by their own hosts; Ricky Gervais called them “vegetables” during last year’s live broadcast. But recent news reports have revealed brutal struggles and questionable fixation of compensation.
The group has no black members, reveals The Los Angeles Times.
But the reward mechanisms must continue: too much money is at stake. NBC pays $ 60 million a year for broadcasting rights. The studio and streaming services will spend millions of dollars to publish the Globe’s winnings, in part because voting for the more prestigious Oscars begins on Friday. (Oscar nominees will be announced on March 15. The Oscars, delayed by the pandemic, will take place on April 25)
If nothing else, Nielsen’s ratings for this most unusual Globes show will help set expectations for the pandemic Academy’s modernized awards. Globes attracted about 18.3 million viewers last year when “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” garnered the best film awards, and Billy Porter caused an online traffic jam by wearing his version of the Bjork swan dress. In contrast, when the Globes turned into a grim press conference in 2008 over a screenwriter’s strike, only 5.8 million people joined.
In other words, razzmatazz matters.