The Golden Globes Face Irrelevance

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., February 28, 2021. (NBC Handout via Reuters)
Virtually every time the Globes had an opportunity to actually be entertaining, the ceremony whiffed.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Golden Globes got themselves in a bit of a scandal this year. Was it the lavish jaunt to France that members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association accepted so that they could inspect the making of (surprise Globes nominee!) Emily in Paris? Nah. Not only was that not shocking, it wasn’t even surprising. Everyone assumes attention from the Globes voting body (a group of “journalists” nobody has ever heard of) can be bought, and that the HFPA is about as interested in corruption policing as the Chinese Communist Party.

No, the scandal is that, as it turns out, none of


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