Could this explain some of the sneakiest snubs of this year?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association – a group of people who select nominations and winners for the annual Golden Globes – has been under fire for lack of diversity after a report found zero black members currently in the organization.
Los Angeles Times did Dive deep In the mysterious identity of the “insular, unreasonably powerful group” and its 87 members, who often have a “low profile”. The disclosure report found that although the group has few members of color – no black members.
The HFPA confirmed to the outlet that there are actually no black members – but claimed that this is an issue they are “committed to addressing.” However, the group did not elaborate on the action plan.
When the nomination was released in early February, it featured top big screen honors from widely acclaimed films such as Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” and Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah”. The same goes for the entire cast of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” on the small screen: it was nominated for Best TV Drama – but the entire cast was overlooked for the acting cast.
A similar omission first caused widespread outbreaks from the public in 2015, namely in 2015 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which assigns the Oscars, was criticized for lack of diversity. The #OscarsSoWhite social-media campaign forced the organization to step in for greater inclusivity, which it has been working to address ever since.
However, the HFPA raised fingers at group members for failing to nominate critically acclaimed – and fan-acclaimed – projects.
“We do not control the individual votes of our members,” HFPA said in a statement to the LA Times. “We want to build cultural understanding through film and TV and recognize how the power of creative storytelling can educate people around the world for issues of race, representation and orientation.”
As for the elusive group’s true identity, those involved have not been publicly listed on the association’s website. A “longtime campaigner” told the outlet that there are some international journalists, but “a lot of them work with outlets who have never heard of.”
Nevertheless, the representative said: “We give them amazing access. We are compelled to do so because of who they are.”
Still, some are well-known, including Lisa Lu, who played the grandmother in 2018’s “Crazy Rich Asians”. Other members include former beauty queen Margaret Gardiner, former Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky, who now plays a role in “low-budget action films”, and Noel D. Souza, a journalist from India who cast Mahatma Gandhi in “Star Trek” Played the role. : Voyager ”episode.
The Golden Globes group’s lack of diversity is not just a dispute over beating the front-and-back of the show, which is scheduled to air on February 28.
one more Claimed explosive report HFPA was considered for a five-star trip to France to go on the set of “Emily in Paris”, which garnered a nomination that was considered a setback by many critics and fans. Even a writer for the Netflix show Stating a piece Instead, other great works including “I May You Destroy” were eligible for nominations.