This is an ingrained American tradition: We meet once a year to question the integrity and taste of the Golden Globe Awards. And in 2021, the ceremony in honor of film and television gave us many strange opportunities to whine.
Last week, it was revealed that the Netflix show “Emily in Paris” flew from the 90-member Globe block to Paris and accommodated them in a hotel on the peninsula with $ 1,400 a night for a junk. The chic trip to the City of Lights may have helped the show nominate two nominations, including Best Comedy Series.
Meanwhile, the Sia-nominated film “Music” is hugely controversial for the portrayal of autism with good luck. And to limit everything, it was announced a few days ago that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is organizing the ceremony, has zero black members. Year of the banner!
But globes have long sparked skepticism and outrage over their shady deals and cuckoos. Here are some of the strangest Golden Globe elections ever.
Pia Zadora in “Butterfly”
A mystery that has not yet been fully explained is Pia Zadora’s new Star of the Year award in 1982 for her performance in the critically gutted drama Butterfly. The scary movie is about an Arizona man (Stacey Keach) who begins an incestuous relationship with his long-lost daughter Cady (Zadora), who happens to be great at this type of thing. Gross. Times critic Vincent Kenby said the newcomer’s sexual performance was “like Brigitte Bardot being recycled through a kitchen compactor.”
When Zadora received the award, some of the accusations were that her then-husband, Israeli billionaire Meshulam Riklis, shook the Hollywood Foreign Press Association by hosting a lavish press at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, which he owned.
Still, she claims to have won her fair and square trophy. A few months later, her performance will also justly win her the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.
No one would call Aroma of a Woman a bad movie. He also received an Oscar nod, and Al Pacino rightly won an Oscar for his role as a blind lieutenant colonel. But he was never the first of the season. (He competed against “A Few Good Men,” “The End of Howard,” “The Game of Crying,” and “Unforgiven,” which eventually won an Oscar for Best Picture). So when the film won the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1993, the HFPA found itself at the height of another controversy. Hollywood insiders were outraged when it was revealed that many voters had flown to New York to meet Pacino during the voting process. And no one involved would say who paid for the star trek.
Halle Berry (“Frankie and Alice”)
Another criticism that globes often face is that he nominates stars only to get them on the red carpet – a talent from A-list to D-lists This definitely follows Halle Berry’s best actress in 2011 in a dramatic film that nods for “Frankie and Alice.” The small Canadian film about a stripper with a murderous split personality was distorted by critics, although some praised Berry’s work. Even stranger, most Americans failed to see it. While Frankie & Alice had a limited edition in 2010 to qualify for awards, its broad edition was postponed until 2014.
What was the funniest part of The Martian? Was it when Matt Damon’s astronaut was stuck on Mars that he seemed to die alone? Or when he managed to grow potatoes to prevent starvation? Perhaps this was his painful last maneuver to reach the crew sent to rescue him. What was your favorite song in the movie? Oh, there weren’t any. All of the above is the reason people scratched their heads when The Martian was nominated for – and won! – the award for “best film – musical or comedy” in 2016. It revealed real, um, comedies, such as “The Great Short”, “Joy”, “Spy” and “Shipwreck”.
Johnny Depp (“Alice in Wonderland”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”)
For a solid 20 years, the sloppy HFPA would nominate Johnny Depp for a walk around the block. From 1991 to 2011, the actor received a mammoth 10 Golden Globe nominations. Compare that to his life three Oscar nods. However, the projects themselves were crazier than the sum itself, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005, in which he played Willie Wonka as a clerk in a pharmacy in Wisconsin; “Alice in Wonderland” from 2010 with his fiery-haired crazy hatter; and, worst of all, The Tourist, also in 2010.
Critics absolutely invaded The Tourist, which was a remake of a 2005 French film, but still managed to be nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Globe and undeservedly nodded to Depp and Angelina Jolie, who had an icy lack of chemistry. . The inclusion was so harshly criticized that host Ricky Gervais mocked him in his monologue.
“It was a big year for 3D movies,” he said. “Toy Story,” My Criminal “,” Tron “- it seems that everything this year was three-dimensional, except for the characters in” The Tourist “. “
Accumulating, Gervais added: “I feel bad about this joke because I’m jumping. I haven’t even seen The Tourist. Who has? But it has to be good because it’s nominated. “
Remember when Christina Aguilera gave an acting shot? If you said no, you’re in luck. In 2010, she played an ambitious artist who moved to Los Angeles to make it big, only to finish work in a basement, not quite a strip run by Cher. Mail critic Lou Lumenik said of Aguilera’s order: “Her acting debut will not keep Anne Hathaway awake at night.” Still, she managed to win three Golden Globes, including Best Comedy or Musical.
John K. Riley (Walking Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)
You can bet your lowest dollar, which John K. Reilly never dreamed of and did not expect to receive honors for his musical styles. Let the Globes get there first. Riley wrote the song for his character in “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” from 2007, a comedy parody of Johnny Cash. The tune is perfectly good, but there are lyrics like, “You know, when I was a boy, people said to me, ‘Slow down, Dewey, don’t walk so hard.’ Reilly eventually lost to Eddie Veder.
Robin Williams (Patch Adams)
Robin Williams was one of our greatest comedians, but Patch Adams was easily one of his worst films. In the comedy, he plays a suicidal man who becomes a medical student and questions the traditional doctor-patient interactions. Instead, he would prefer to do so. But, as Jean Siskel put it, “Who would want Mork by their bedside?” comedy or musical film, as well as the harmful film itself.