Now that the distractions of the Oscars are finally over, we can get back to worrying about the Golden Globes.
While the Academy faces problems, they don’t endanger its survival. The Globes-giving HFPA, however, is dealing with a diversity crisis that could spell disaster. All we know right now is that Comcast/Universal/NBC & Dick Clark Productions have both said they’re very unhappy with HFPA. We don’t know if that might lead to the GG’s demise, but there’s no law against playing “What If?”
It’s a safe bet that other awards givers would immediately throw their hats into the ring to elevate themselves into being Hollywood’s biggest event of the year aside from the Oscars. Some might not be qualified and some who are might have conflicts or not be interested.
Anyone hoping to succeed HFPA and reap the same rewards – NBC reportedly pays about $60M annually for the privilege of telecasting GG – would need impeccable credentials, real voter diversity, full access to A-List stars & enough film & TV awards giving history to be taken seriously. It’s a short list, but I can think of a good one. Can you?