Carmichael blasts off the Globes website, and plunges straight into the scandal

Carmichael blasts off the Globes website, and plunges straight into the scandal

The Golden Globes returned to the air on Tuesday with a red carpet full of celebrities and comedian Jerrod Carmichael as the emcee, as the beleaguered awards show sought to revive its pre-pandemic, pre-scandal glamor.

Carmichael started out at the 80th Golden Globe Awards From the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., with little fanfare that usually opens such glitzy ceremonies, we dive straight into the issues that have sent the Globes off the air and led much of the entertainment industry to boycott the Hollywood Press Association. He opened his speech by asking the crowd to, “Be quiet a bit here.

“Welcome to the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards. I’m your host, Jerrod Carmichael,” said the comedian, who won an Emmy last year for his HBO special, “Rothaniel.” “And I’ll tell you why I’m here. I’m here because I’m black.

“I wouldn’t say they were a racist organisation,” he continued, before taking a seat on the podium. “But they didn’t have a single black member until George Floyd died. So do whatever you want with that information.”

Carmichael said he declined to meet HFPA President Helen Hoehn before hosting him. Instead, he said, he took the position for the money, and to honor the film and television industry.

The first night award was given to former child star Ke Huy Quan for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” for Best Supporting Actor in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Apparently emotionally Kwan, who quit acting years before directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert brought him into the multiverse story, thanked them for his second acting.

“Fortunately, after more than 30 years, two men thought of me,” Kwan said. “They remembered that kid. And they gave me the chance to try again.”

Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

“Crying may come in the evening, but joy comes in the morning,” Bassett said, referring to the loss of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.

The red carpet (in gray this year) was packed with shimmering stars as ever before Tuesday’s gala, including Bassett in shimmering silver and Lily James in a long red dress. It remains to be seen if viewers are back, too. The Globes have traditionally been a looser, more uninhibited appetizer to the Academy Awards, but this year, storm clouds are surrounding the awards show.

Stars and studios boycotted last year’s ceremonywhich NBC chose not to televise, saying the Hollywood Foreign Press Association needed time to undertake a “meaningful reform” after reports revealed the group’s lack of diversity and a series of ethical outrages. A year later, much — though not all — of Hollywood appeared ready to party again.

The Globes also unfolded against the backdrop of heavy rains sweeping through Southern California and causing flooding up and down coastal areas and in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The prolonged rain, which has been more than 1 foot since Sunday in some areas, has caused flooding, mudslides and evacuations.

The broadcast was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, for the first time, on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, in addition to being broadcast on NBC. When The Globes were on edge, NBC reworked its deal with the HFPA, putting the awards on a one-year contract and moving the show to Tuesdays from its usual Sunday night slot.

This meant that The Globes essentially had a one-year audition to regain its awards season status and a connection to Hollywood that it seemed ready to give up for good.

But much of the industry turned around on Tuesday. Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy are set to receive the tribute. The presenters were to include Ana de Armas (nominated in “Blonde”), Gina Ortega (nominated in “Wednesday”), Billy Porter, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Coolidge (nominated in “White Lotus”) and Quentin Tarantino. Sean Penn has also been appointed to deliver a message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The globe was plunged into chaos shortly before the largely remote 2021 Pandemic Awards Gala When the Los Angeles Times report It was revealed that the HFPA, which then numbered 87 members, had no black members. Separate report by The New York Times It showed that the group — an often-mocked group of little-known foreign journalists based in Los Angeles — paid its members about $3 million in annual stipends, and detailed a series of ethical loopholes in how the organization regularly interacts with potential candidates.

Under mounting pressure, the HFPA undertook reformIt has diversified its membership and changed some of the ways in which it operates. It now has 96 members, including six who are black, along with 103 non-member voters. Billionaire Todd Boehly bought Globes through Eldridge Industries, and set about turning the nonprofit group into a for-profit corporation.

Reaction to the Globe nominations last month was muted, with a few stars partying publicly. But only one candidate has stated emphatically that he will not attend: Brendan Fraser. Despite being nominated for Best Actor for his performance in “The Whale,” Fraser said he will not be at The Globes. In 2018, Fraser said he was molested in 2003 by longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Philip Burke. Burke, who is no longer a member of the HFPA, denied this.

Tom Cruise, whose film Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, wasn’t expected to attend. Cruz is famous for bringing home three Golden Globe Awards after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s revelations.

As is the case for most award shows, viewership to the Globes telecast has exploded. After 18.4 million watched the 2020 awards, the 2021 edition was watched by just 6.9 million, according to Nielsen. Still, The Globes remains a valuable marketing tool for award contenders, supporting ads for films in the long run between the holidays and the Oscars, which premieres on March 12. “Tar” Fields’ film struggled to attract large audiences.

Martin McDonagh’s feuding friends’ tale “The Banshees of Inisherin” came in with eight leading nominations, including nods for actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s existential comedy Everything Everywhere at Once won six awards, including nominations for Michelle Yeoh and Kwan and Jamie Lee Curtis, who lost out to Bassett.

Many of last year’s biggest box office successes are also in the mix. Along with Top Gun: Maverick, “Tár” and “The Fabelmans,” James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” is nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama. and “Elvis” by Baz Luhrmann.

On the TV side, the public school sitcom “Abbott Elementary” is leading with five nominations, including a nod for Quinta Brunson’s lead performance. “The White Lotus,” “Dahmer,” “The Crown,” “Pam & Tommy,” and “Only Murders in the Building” scored four nominations each.


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