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Can the H.F.P.A. Have Its Silly Awards Show Back Now?

Golden Globes
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Matthew Belloni
October 3, 2021

So, has the Hollywood Foreign Press Association done enough to appease the publicists? That’s the question hanging over the Golden Globes after the H.F.P.A. announced a new crop of 21 members on Friday that’s about 30 percent Black.

Regular readers know my take on this one: Since coming under fire for its odd practices and lack of Black members in January, the H.F.P.A. has reformed its membership process, enacted anti-perks and -graft policies, ousted legendary bonehead Phil Berk, and generally set about doing exactly what has been asked of them. Can this silly group have its silly awards show back now? An awards show that, incidentally, provides jobs for thousands and a valuable promotional platform for Hollywood movies and TV shows?