It happened in 2016. Denzel Washington went up to receive the Golden Globe for all his career and released a speech that paradoxically illustrates, Grosso Mode, the current crisis that crosses the Association of the Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) that delivers the prizes. "Some of you may know Freddie Fields," began by saying the actor in relation to the Glory's time producer. "He invited me to the first lunch of Hollywood HFPA. He told me: 'They are going to see the movie. We are going to feed them. You will take pictures with everyone. You will hold the magazines, you will take the photos and you will win the prize '. That year I won ».
What was then received with laughter and applause by those present at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles today has been translated into a general fright that has the most important awards of the cinema industry on the edge of disappearance. Accusations of corruption and anti-use practices uncovered by an investigation of the Los Angeles Times newspaper led to the unanimous condemnation of film studies, agents and publicists, as well as the cancellation of the emission of the ceremony by the NBC chain for its edition of 2022.
After four days after this year's delivery - this Sunday, January 9 - there is no clear idea of how the ceremony will be. According to Variety magazine, you will not have a famous one to present, since it has made a fortune the idea of boycotting an organization that until a few months ago did not have a single black member between its ranks, accepted gifts and luxury trips before Make your nominations public, and it was almost impossible to incorporate new journalists to its select club.
It will be strange and cold, without rain of Moët Chandon, nor sophisticated Vegan Menus or the usual creepy traffic of famous in the hallways of Beverly Hilton, circulating towards an assortment range of parties organized by the studies. All that is finished at the moment. Maybe forever.
In Hollywood it is said that HFPA members have closed the doors to the exclusive 40-minute interviews to which they were accustomed and that gifts and privileges are already history. The effort made to make a face washing, inviting dozens of journalists to join their organization, at the moment, with few fruits. 21 They have accepted the invitation. Six of them are black.
On Sunday, in addition to announcing the winners in film and television categories, drama and comedy, representatives of HFPA will take advantage of the occasion to show their aid to institutions dedicated to the conservation of the arts and education. The goal is to clean the image as much as possible.
Although this year the prizes as such are in the background, it is worth mentioning that three Spaniards have Victoria options. Javier Bardem, as a better drama actor for the interpretation of him in Being the Ricardos, Pedro Almodóvar for parallel mothers -compite as a better non-English speech tape-, and Alberto Iglesias by the soundtrack of the Manchego Ribbon. Good luck at three.Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 04:18