As an ardent defender of the often enjoyable and flighty Golden Globe Awards, which did not air on NBC or stream Sunday night due to a diversity controversy a couple of lack of black members, I’m altering my tune.
The Hollywood International Press Affiliation’s 2022 picks had been inconsistent and foolish. Who the hell cares about these European drunkards’ style?
Typically they leaned pretentious — like selecting the boring and overrated “Energy of the Canine” for finest drama (completely no regular at-home viewers like this snooze of a film) and finest director (Jane Campion) — over the much better “Dune” and “Belfast.”
After which at different moments they couldn’t care less about nose-up business peer strain. They shoved apart the lauded Kristen Stewart for her good portrayal of Princess Diana in “Spencer” in favor of the controversial Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos.”
The Globes will predict the Oscars about in addition to my good friend’s cat can.
Truthfully, that is most likely the final 12 months we’ll focus on the Globes with any actual seriousness, anyway. It’s hard to believe NBC will ever air them again — the ratings are abysmal — and most different award exhibits apart from the Oscars are getting smaller and smaller within the rearview mirror.
The Globes did make a uncommon few good decisions. Will Smith’s efficiency as Venus and Serena Williams’ dad in “King Richard” is the A-lister’s finest displaying in a few years.
And “West Aspect Story” (Greatest Movement Image — comedy or musical), whereas nowhere nearly as good as Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” is interesting to the typical viewer — even when the typical viewer has prevented it on the field workplace just like the plague. Ariana DeBose (who gained Greatest Supporting Actress) and Rachel Zegler (Greatest Actress — comedy or musical) are terrific.
The TV decisions had been simpler and extra apparent. “Ted Lasso” gained Greatest Comedy and “Succession” gained Greatest Drama. Duh.
However for many who care (all 12 of you) and watched in the one method potential (on freakin’ Twitter), you couldn’t assist however really feel this as soon as fascinating and defiant awards voting ceremony has succumbed to dullness and a shrug.
I truthfully don’t care in the event that they air on NBC subsequent 12 months or ever once more. In truth, I reasonably they wouldn’t.
Yet another time without work for me.