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CINEMA – The suspense remained intact for a long time. Even though the ceremony of Golden Globes to be held on the night of this Sunday, January 9, in Los Angeles, the broadcasting and organizational conditions were only specified a few days before the event.
For the first time in its history, the prestigious evening, which traditionally opens the film awards season in Hollywood, will not be broadcast live by the American channel. NBC. No other broadcaster has yet been announced.
In fact, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the organizers also confirmed that it would also be done without an audience.
The stars are boycotting
“It’s not going to be the same event as usual, but we’ve always said we’ll make the nominations and hand out the awards no matter what,” the association’s president told AFP. Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) Helen Hoehne at the nominations announcement in Beverly Hills last December alongside surprise guest rapper Snoop Dogg.
Renowned for its glitz and champagne, the Golden Globes traditionally attract all the international stars, but this year the stars are expected to keep a safe distance from the evening. Many of them, as well as major studios like Warner Bros., Netflix and Amazon, have said they will no longer work with the HFPA, which serves as the judging panel for these awards. They have been targeted for many years by accusations of racism, sexism and corruption.
At the request of around 100 agents last March, according to whom it is necessary to put an end to “discriminatory and unprofessional behavior, ethical breaches”, the organization announced a series of reformsincluding an unprecedented recruitment of new members to improve the representation of minorities within it.
Skepticism about reforms
However, the said reforms were greeted with great skepticism. Like actor Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson considered them too slow and vague, while two members of the HFPA resigned from this group which they described as “toxic”. “The HFPA is an organization legitimized by Harvey Weinstein to build momentum for Academy recognition, and the industry has followed suit,” the 37-year-old actress added.
Similarly, the Time’s Up movement, which defends the victims of sexual violence in the cinema, denounced “facade platitudes”, far from the expectations and promises made at the height of the movement against sexual violence and the lack of parity and of diversity. Tom Cruise, he returned to the organization his three Golden Globes in protest.
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