Golden Globes Kickoff Hollywood Awards Season : NPR

The 78th Golden Globes had been held Sunday evening, and it was a really completely different form of awards ceremony as a result of pandemic. Large winners included the TV sequence The Crown and the movie Nomadland.


Hollywood celebrated the 78th Golden Globe Awards final evening nearly, and like every Zoom assembly, it was, at factors, bizarre and tense. The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation had been criticized for nominating stuff that critics and viewers thought was wonderful however overlooking artwork like Michaela Coel’s “I Might Destroy You.” Presenters handled it. Here is NPR’s Mandalit del Barco.

MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, the HFPA, has lengthy been mocked over its credibility. A Los Angeles Occasions investigation final week revealed doable self-dealing and moral points round entry to celebrities and lavish journeys for members. As well as, the paper reported of the 87 journalists within the HFPA, not a single one is Black. Two days in the past, the Golden Globes earned a hashtag, #timesupglobes, a protest over its lack of range.


AMY POEHLER: Everyone is understandably upset on the HFPA and their selections.

DEL BARCO: Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey acquired proper to the purpose initially of the ceremony.


POEHLER: Quite a lot of flashy rubbish acquired nominated, however that occurs, OK? That is, like, their factor. However a variety of Black actors and Black-led tasks had been neglected.

TINA FEY: And, look, everyone knows that award exhibits are silly.

POEHLER: Yeah. They’re all a rip-off invented by large pink carpet.

FEY: To promote extra carpet.

POEHLER: We all know…

FEY: The purpose is even with silly issues, inclusivity is necessary, and there aren’t any Black members of the Hollywood Overseas Press.

DEL BARCO: In the course of the socially distanced ceremony, three members of the HFPA responded to the controversy – Helen Hoehne from Germany, former President Meher Tatna from India and Turkish member Ali Sar.


HELEN HOEHNE: We should have Black journalists in our group.

MEHER TATNA: We should additionally guarantee everybody from all underrepresented communities will get a seat at our desk. And we’re going to make that occur.

ALI SAR: Meaning creating an surroundings the place numerous membership is the norm, not the exception.

DEL BARCO: In the course of the ceremony, presenter Sterling Ok. Brown made this comment.


STERLING Ok BROWN: It’s nice to be Black on the Golden Globes – again – again on the Golden Globes.

DEL BARCO: Sacha Baron Cohen roasted the all-white Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation when he picked up two awards for his movie “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Daniel Levy accepted the award for greatest tv sequence, “Schitt’s Creek,” and made a shoutout for extra inclusion on the Globes. And Jane Fonda, who obtained the HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille award, made a pitch for Hollywood to do higher.


JANE FONDA: We’re a group of storytellers, aren’t we? And in turbulent, crisis-torn occasions like these, storytelling has all the time been important. You see, tales have a option to – they will change our hearts and our minds. They can assist us see one another in a brand new gentle, to have empathy, to acknowledge that for all our range, we’re people first.

DEL BARCO: With the nominees watching from residence, the Golden Globes had been much more relaxed than normal. A lot that winner Jason Sudeikis wore a tie-dye hoodie and winner Jodie Foster was in stylish pajamas. Among the nominees and winners held their pets, hugged their kids and chatted with one another throughout breaks as if they had been on Zoom. And there have been a number of technical issues.


DANIEL KALUUYA: You are doing me soiled. Am I on? Is that this on? Is that this on? All proper. Cool.


DEL BARCO: That is Daniel Kaluuya, successful greatest supporting actor for his function within the movie “Judas And The Black Messiah.” Among the many others awarded Golden Globes had been actors Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson, all from “The Crown,” which was topped greatest tv sequence drama. Director Chloe Zhao made historical past on the Globes as the primary Asian girl and the second girl ever to win the globe for greatest director movement image. Her movie, “Nomadland,” additionally gained the award for greatest movement image drama. She talked about her wins to reporters in a digital press room.


CHLOE ZHAO: Generally a primary appears like a very long time coming, is not it? You’re feeling prefer it’s about time. And I am certain there’s many different earlier than me that deserve the identical recognition. I simply love what I do.

DEL BARCO: The late actor Chadwick Boseman performed his last function as a trumpet participant within the movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.” The 43-year-old actor died of most cancers in August. Final evening, his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, tearfully accepted his award for greatest efficiency by an actor in a movement image drama. She stated if her husband had been nonetheless right here, he would thank his ancestors.


TAYLOR SIMONE LEDWARD: He would say one thing lovely, one thing inspiring, one thing that might amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you you possibly can, that tells you to maintain going, that calls you again to what you are supposed to be doing at this second in historical past.

DEL BARCO: She might wish to get used to giving speeches. Award season, because it’s recognized in Hollywood, has simply begun.

Mandalit del Barco, NPR Information.

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