Screw the irrelevant Golden Globes awards and their winners


As an ardent defender of the often enjoyable and flighty Golden Globe Awards, which didn’t air on NBC or stream Sunday evening as a result of a variety controversy a few lack of black members, I’m altering my tune.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2022 picks have been inconsistent and foolish. Who the hell cares about these European drunkards’ style?

Sometimes they leaned pretentious — like selecting the boring and overrated “Power of the Dog” 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.”

And then at different moments they couldn’t care much less about nose-up business peer stress. They shoved apart the lauded Kristen Stewart for her sensible portrayal of Princess Diana in “Spencer” in favor of the controversial Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos.”

Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, took residence the prime film prize at the 2022 Golden Globes.

The Globes will predict the Oscars about in addition to my pal’s cat can.

Honestly, that is in all probability the final year we’ll focus on the Globes with any actual seriousness, anyway. It’s onerous to imagine NBC will ever air them once more — the rankings are abysmal — and most different award reveals apart from the Oscars are getting smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror.

The Globes did make a uncommon few good selections. Will Smith’s efficiency as Venus and Serena Williams’ dad in “King Richard” is the A-lister’s finest displaying in a few years.

Will Smith beat Denzel Washington, Javier Bardem, Mahershala Ali and Benedict Cumberbatch for his massive Golden Globes win for “King Richard.”

And “West Side Story” (Best Motion Picture — comedy or musical), whereas nowhere nearly as good as Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” is interesting to the common viewer — even when the common viewer has prevented it at the field office like the plague. Ariana DeBose (who received Best Supporting Actress) and Rachel Zegler (Best Actress — comedy or musical) are terrific.

The TV selections have been simpler and extra apparent. “Ted Lasso” received Best Comedy and “Succession” received Best Drama. Duh.

But for many who care (all 12 of you) and watched in the solely method doable (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 actually don’t care in the event that they air on NBC subsequent year or ever once more. In reality, I somewhat they wouldn’t.

One extra break day for me.


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