The Golden Globes will be broadcast on National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) this Sunday, but the recent scandal and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have forced the product to virtualize, eclipsing the charm of the awards show.
Although the problem is not so subtle, Globes still provides a window of opportunity for shows and movies that hope to attract more audiences. It is also generally considered the predecessor of the annual Oscars ceremony held on April 25 this year.
Both Netflix’s “Chicago 7 Trials” and Hulu’s “Nomadland” (DIS) have received Oscar enthusiasm and are expected to keep pace with the best movies in the drama category-although Disney̵
Surprisingly, the “promising young woman” who has received multiple nominations may have some victories, including Carey Mulligan’s victory for Best Actress. The late Chadwick Boseman (Chadwick Boseman) was nominated after his death for his performance in Netflix’s “Marrene’s Black Background”, which can ensure the best actor.
Shrouded in controversy
The ceremony was held in the context of the brewing controversy. The Los Angeles Times recently published a severe exposure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a non-profit organization composed of 87 foreign journalists who gave out the annual Golden Globe Awards and discovered suspected corruption, bullying, and self-dealing. evidence of.
According to the report, millions of dollars were paid to HFPA members in the form of expensive intermediaries, stolen goods and travel. In the fiscal year ending in June 2020, members received nearly $2 million in payments, more than double the amount three years ago. Given that the coronavirus outbreak has brought the entertainment industry to a standstill, the details and the amount associated with generosity are surprising.
The survey also revealed that 30 members flew to Paris to visit the 2019 Netflix series “Emily in Paris” (NFLX). The show went on to be nominated for the best music/comedy series, the show attracted the attention of many critics, and famous black-centric shows (such as “I might ruin you” and “Unsafe”) were eliminated .
In addition, the survey also pointed out that none of the 87 members of HFPA are black. The organization responded in a statement: “We will make every effort to ensure that our membership reflects the communities around the world that love film, television and artists who inspire and educate them.”
Many prominent black figures in the industry were not surprised by this revelation. Director Ava DuVernay responded on Twitter:[Isn’t this] Is it already widely known? “
The Oscars recently adjusted their eligibility requirements to establish greater representation and inclusiveness, thereby making greater efforts in the diversity of the entertainment industry.
On Friday, Netflix released the first study of its kind, which analyzed its movies and TV shows from 2018 to 2019.Although the report shows that the streaming media giants “surpassed the industry in recruiting women and female directors of color. [its] Film” and “achieved gender equality in various leadership roles [its] Movies and TV series”, there is still a lot of work to be done.
Netflix plans to invest $100 million in the next five years to further promote inclusiveness and bridge the diversity gap. The money will be used to fund external organizations that can help underrepresented communities find TV and film jobs.
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