Boycotting the Globes

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Diversity and ethics scandals have led to the boycotting of the usually star-studded event.

  • The Golden Globes has previously been hailed as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the film industry. However, this year it was cancelled.
  • The Globes found themselves with no broadcaster, no celebrities and no red carpet, after an LA Times piece reported that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had no black members.
  • The HFPA have stated they are committed to increasing “diversity, equity, and inclusion across the global entertainment industry”.
  • Although the event was boycotted, it still managed to go ahead in private, with no press allowed inside the ceremony - perhaps indicating the power of the event.
  • Some actors and directors still decided to tune in from their sofas around the world to accept awards, which brings into question whether the boycott was successful or not.
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