Monday, March 01, 2021

Golden Globes, held virtually, stirs discussion about black representation in the sponsoring Foreign Press Association


New Orleans FQ, 2006

NBC aired the Golden Globe’s later-than-usual award ceremony Sunday night, Feb. 28, with introductions by SNL’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts, and the biggest controversy seemed to be the lack of black persons in the sponsoring Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Yahoo! news story.  

A highlight of the evening was the posthumous award to Chadwick Boseman for best actor in a drama, as Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, by George C. Wolfe, a Netflix film. Boseman died at 44 if aggressive colon cancer, a young age for this malignancy.

 Ford Fischer notes that he has been credited now in Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe awards, since “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” won for best comedy.  Best picture was the underwhelming “Nomadland with Frances McDormand. 

Here is the list of winners (NY Times).

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