HARSH CRITICISM AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
After the Oscar, the Golden Globes are the second most important film awards in the American film industry. When the journalists in the foreign press choose the best movies, actors, and the best in their field every year, the stars usually hold their breath in anticipation. This year everything was different. It probably does not happen that often at awards ceremonies that the honorees criticize the jury, but that is what happened this time. The award ceremony took place in an unfamiliar setting anyway. That is due to the persistent conditions that made the usual ceremony impossible. As expected, the most important prizes this time went to the movies Nomadland and the continuation of the bitter satire Borat. The British TV series The Crown won four awards.
Even in the run-up to the award, there had been criticism. The reason for this was the composition of the jury and the possible influence of gifts. These points of criticism were then also echoed at the gala. The film legend Jane Fonda and the presenter’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were responsible for this. They openly stated that the jury would not have a single black member. Fey and Poehler also criticized the age and the small number of jury members if that were not enough. These would often only nominate mediocre productions.
Jane Fonda and Her Words
Jane Fonda was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Prize this time and gave a lot in her speech. She criticized the jury’s lack of diversity. After all, the film is all about storytelling. Movies have the power to change people’s perception. Therefore, it is essential that everyone comes up and that all stories have a chance to be seen and heard. The jury criticized in this way already responded to the criticism during the show. She published a statement in which she announced that she would change the composition.
The awards themselves came as a surprise. Sacha Baron Cohen was honored for continuing his disrespectful satire Borat. The film won the Golden Globe for the best comedy film of the year. As expected, the best drama was the road movie Nomadland by director Chloe Zhao. The two also received the prize in their very own role. Zhao became the best director, and Cohen became the best actor in a comedy. The best drama actress was Andra Day. She starred in the biopic about jazz singer Billie Holiday. The gala virtually took part in the Golden Globes of 2021.
The Queen’s Gambit was the best miniseries. Leading actress Anya Taylor-Joy also won the trophy for best actress in a miniseries. Among other things, The Crown won the Best Supporting Actress award. Gillian Anderson took the trophy home. The only 12-year-old German actress Helena Zengel missed a sensation and lost to Jodie Foster as best supporting actress. Another star, Rosamunde Pike, won an award. The recently deceased Chadwick Boseman was posthumously honored for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
- Author : Siry
- Date : March 8, 2021
- Category : HOLLYWOOD