Steve Persall on how much the Golden Globes really matter

The Tampa Bay Times‘ film critic (and FFCC member) Steve Persall goes into how much the Golden Globes, which take place this Sunday (January 12) matter. The following is an excerpt from his piece in the Times.



Let’s begin by declaring that Sunday’s Golden Globes results should be taken with a grain of salt, or even tinier, a grain of what The Wolf of Wall Street kept snorting up his nose.

The Golden Globes are fun to watch, no question. It’s the only movie awards show urging attendees to get drunk and do or say something stupid, by placing champagne magnums on each table, in case the wide-open bar doesn’t quench thirsts. It has the funniest returning hosts this side of Neil Patrick Harris in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes show usually ends on time.

Nothing wrong with the packaging, but the contents are spoiled.

Too often Golden Globe nominations appear to be earned solely on star power — Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and their 2010 flop The Tourist are prime examples — so voters can breathe the same air as A-listers. The Globes even divide movies and TV shows into drama and musical/comedy categories, increasing the celebrity volume.

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