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 consequence of a variety controversy a couple of lack of black members, I’m altering my tune.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2022 picks had 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 greatest drama (completely no regular at-home viewers like this snooze of a film) and greatest 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 strain. 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.”
The Globes will predict the Oscars about in addition to my buddy’s cat can.
Honestly, that is in all probability the final 12 months 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 exhibits apart from the Oscars are getting smaller and smaller in 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 greatest exhibiting in a few years.
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 averted it at the field workplace like the plague. Ariana DeBose (who gained Best Supporting Actress) and Rachel Zegler (Best Actress — comedy or musical) are terrific.
The TV decisions had been simpler and extra apparent. “Ted Lasso” gained Best Comedy and “Succession” gained Best Drama. Duh.
But for individuals who care (all 12 of you) and watched in the solely approach 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 12 months or ever once more. In truth, I moderately they wouldn’t.
One extra break day for me.