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Golden Globes voters in tumult: Members accuse Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. of self-dealing, ethical lapses

 

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Over its nearly eight-decade history, the HFPA has weathered a string of embarrassing scandals, lawsuits and often blistering criticism of its membership. The group has been the butt of jokes even from the stage of its own awards show. Hosting in 2016, Ricky Gervais dismissed the Globes as “worthless,” calling the award “a bit of metal that some nice old confused journalists wanted to give you in person so they could meet you and have a selfie with you.” In a 2014 interview, actor Gary Oldman said the group was “90 nobodies having a wank” and called for a boycott of the “silly game” their awards represent.

 

Yet despite all this, the HFPA has managed to carve out a unique and improbable position of influence. Its members — relatively few of whom work full time for major overseas outlets — are routinely granted exclusive access to Hollywood power players, invited to junkets in exotic locales, put up in five-star hotels and, as Globes nominations near, lavished with gifts, dinners and star-studded parties. To the studios, networks and celebrities that court its favor and exploit its awards as a marketing tool, the group is at once fawned over, derided and grudgingly tolerated. (Four years after blasting the HFPA, Oldman thanked them when accepting his first-ever Globe for his turn as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”)

 

Interviews with more than 50 people — including studio publicists, entertainment executives and seven current and former members — as well as court filings and internal financial documents and communications, paint a picture of an embattled organization still struggling to shake its reputation as a group whose awards or nominations can be influenced with expensive junkets and publicity swag.

 

The Times’ investigation also found that the nonprofit HFPA regularly issues substantial payments to its own members in ways that some experts say could run afoul of Internal Revenue Service guidelines. HFPA members collected nearly $2 million in payments from the group in its fiscal year ending in June 2020 for serving on various committees and performing other tasks — more than double the level three years earlier.

 

In 2019, more than 30 HFPA members flew to France to visit the set of the new series “Emily in Paris.” While there, Paramount Network treated the group to a two-night stay at the five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, where rooms currently start at about $1,400 a night, and a news conference and lunch at the Musée des Arts Forains, a private museum filled with amusement rides dating to 1850 where the show was shooting.

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suburbannature

The way we in film circles of any kind have known this for YEARS, but people cling to it for the kiis of the messy show or because their favorites benefited from an award.

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Just now, Miss Americana said:

What did sia do to get a nom?

Well one of the things she's doing is DMing poor clueless celebrities on Twitter to praise her movie being well-aware of the backlash it is getting. :deadbanana4:

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Erreur2 La Nature

Every single award show is a fraud anyway, I don’t get why people are only realizing this now

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Badboidami

They really paint themselves as a more and more shallow insitution. Not surprised.

 

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3 minutes ago, suburbannature said:

The way we in film circles of any kind have known this for YEARS, but people cling to it for the kiis of the messy show or because their favorites benefited from an award.

Elton John's antics were so shameless too :toofunny3:

 

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1 minute ago, Rogue said:

Why are you using a picture of Gaga which wasn’t used in the article? :skull: 

Is she not a Golden Globe winner? :michael: 

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The transparency of this thread and its commenters :dies:

 

Glad certain artists put in the hard work to earn theirs! Others try and 'buy' it and still fail

 

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All award shows are corrupt and have been exposed at this point.  Since it's quite clear everyone involved, including celebrities/those nominated are still willing to play along, it's basically up to the individual viewers at this point whether they care or not. 

 

The only way these award shows stop mattering is when people stop watching... don't see this happening for a very long time until we're all old at the earliest, lol. So basically you gotta check out on your own cause these shows are gonna continue having influence and clout for decades despite the rampant biases/racism/homophobia, corruption, payola, etc

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Almighty Gaga

Wbk ever since Bradley lost his award to the lipsyncing guy

 

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Just now, Almighty Gaga said:

Wbk ever since Bradley lost his award to the lipsyncing guy

 

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The guy that swept at every other award show too, you mean? 

 

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9 minutes ago, Almost Home said:

Is she not a Golden Globe winner? :michael: 

And? 
 

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11 minutes ago, Marla Singer said:

So much corruption!

 

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The way you googled a Gaga pic to post when it wasn't even in the original article :dies: 

 

Good thing she won a Grammy and Oscar for that song too!

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Just now, Rogue said:

And? 
 

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So where's the problem? Feel free to discuss other Golden Globe winners in here too as y'all are already doing. It's a piece on the entire HFPA body and the deep-rooted corruption especially when it comes to certain acting wins that resulted in no wins at any other award shows or sometimes even noms. 

 

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