Amidst some deserving winners, Golden Globes lacked in diversity earning criticism
The overwhelming award ceremonies have kicked off for the year 2021 this weekend, although the controversial award ceremony, Golden Globes is been delayed as his pride is in jeopardy with the flooding controversies. A group of 87 international journalists from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who had to vote on awards are in question after the Los Angeles Times who have published two articles that uncovered the characters of the journalists.
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The voluntary organization claims the members for ethical misconduct. They flew to Paris to support Emily In Paris, a Netflix comedy, which earned two nominations and is also being paid about $2m between 2019 to 2020 by the group.
I May Destroy You, a universally acclaimed drama by Michaela Coel’s failed to be noticed, and not just this other movies are portraying a black male lead like Da 5 Bloods and One Night in Miami that was ignored for the best picture nominations.
Thus the criticism about having not a single black member on the teams also backfired.
There has been a lawsuit involved for the same
Kjersti Flaa, a Norwegian journalist filed a lawsuit against HFPA soon after which the LA Times started their investigation. The journalist was denied the membership of the group of journalists and was they also accused him of the culture of corruption.
The judge in charge of the case dismissed the suit because Flaa couldn’t gather any evidence of professional or economic hardship.
As racial discrimination took his strong foothold, appreciation for female filmmakers broke new ground with the nomination of three of them for the best director Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman- a rape-revenge thriller, Chloé Zhao for Nomadland – based on one of Jessica Bruder’s book and Regina King for One Night in Miami, a movie based on actual incidents of a person’s life. In Globes’ 78-year history only five female directors have been nominated.
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