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Will Anyone Miss the Golden Globes?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just realized that it might be a problem that they have no Black members.

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To say it plain: Award shows are a farce.

Every year, the same routine: the same kinds of films (read: films by and about white men) are nominated, the same kinds of people (read: white people) take home most of the awards. Occasionally, there are surprises — this year it was Chloé Zhao's winning streak for Nomadland, Minari's delightful cast, and the joy that is Daniel Kaluuya — but more often, we leave disappointed and at least a little angry.

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Best and Worst of the 2021 Golden Globes Awards

Between racism, fashion faux-pas and technical difficulties, there was certainly a lot to unpack in the ceremony, so we did it so you don't have to.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes

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Another awards season is upon us.

Despite delays for some major shows due to COVID, the Golden Globes kicked off the virtual awards season this weekend. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — another win for white women before the show even began — the 2021 Golden Globes were held in a bicoastal ceremony between New York, LA, and the internet.

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LOS ANGELES, CA. March 30, 2019: Michael B. Jordan, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright & Ryan Coogler at the 50th NAACP Image Awards

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FADE IN:

EXT. BEVERLY HILLS MANSION — NIGHT

MICHAEL (71, balding, white) sits across from LISA (64, slim, white) at a poolside table, looking out over Los Angeles lit up beneath them. Michael's tie is undone, and shirt partially unbuttoned to reveal a shock of greying chest hair he takes a long, satisfied drag on a CIGARETTE, then passes it to Lisa, who draws on it thoughtfully, looking into the middle distance.

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Golden Globes: HFPA Nominates "Emily in Paris", Snubs "I May Destroy You"

What is wrong with the Golden Globes that a brilliant show gets snubbed while mediocrity is honored?

Here's the setup: a young but accomplished social-media maven is in over her head in the professional world where she finds herself in a major European capital (for the sake of argument, we'll pretend England is still part of the EU).

She has a complicated romantic life, and she wants to be successful — just not quite as much as she wants to enjoy herself. We follow her as she learns to navigate often overwhelming circumstances and how to stick up for herself — with a lot of help from some close friends.

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