Goodbye to the Golden Globe. At least for 2022. The news is not yet confirmed but, the event film actor most important after the Oscars will jump as a minimum the edition. Or it could even be deleted. The reasons are to be found in the profound Revolution that Hollywood is experiencing. Change the roots of which lie in the same changes of the company that, with hard work, struggle, and sacrifice, are taking place. However, Hollywood, at least in some of its institutions apparently, it pits you as the rearguard of the inequalities and disparities.
To decide the possible end of the Globes have been recent revelations brought to light in the investigation of the Los Angeles Times. This has been highlighted as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), an organization that presides over the press. It has some “little” problem of inclusiveness. It seems that none of its members, in the last twenty years, belongs to the African-American community. In addition, in a mail, the former president of the HFPA, Philip Berk, had called Black Lives Matter a “movement of hate and racist”.
The reaction to the revelations did not have to wait. The Studios have decided to cut ties with the organization until you will more clarity on the matter; some of the actors of the very first strip, as Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo, have made their voices against the HFPA; Tom Cruise, who, with a gesture of the resounding, has decided to return the three Globes that were received in his career.
But it does not end here. Many actors, actresses and directors have already announced their defection to the edition in 2022, and to give the shot more of grace has thought of the NBC declared that she would not want to transmit on its frequencies, the ceremony of the Globes, which means for the HFPA losing its main sponsor and, in particular, the only one able to support the organizational expenses of the event.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is already raced to the rescue, announcing a plan of reforms. This will lead to an increase of 50% of its members based on inclusivity and create a discipline of behavior that will include the prohibition to accept gifts and reward trips to the Studios. But because Hollywood has spent so much time before you take a position on a subject that has always been the secret to the worse guarded industry? From what emerges from the investigation of THE Times, it seems that the point is the loss of “glamour”. Today, the victory of a Golden Globe might not be so much in terms of visibility, prestige, and, in a nutshell, in many tickets at the box office or subscriptions to streaming platforms. And this could really be the tombstone for the Golden Globes.