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2022 Golden Globe + Critics Choice Screenplay Nominations

In February 2021, seven days before NBC's 78th Golden Globes broadcast, the Los Angeles Times published an exposé revealing that there were no Black members among the Globe's 87-member votership. The ensuing scandal led to record-low ratings and many celebrity callouts. The network declared in May that it wouldn't air the Globes in 2022. Meanwhile, the Critics Choice Awards organization was working feverishly behind the scenes to capitalize on the situation, and present itself as a credible alternative on The Road To The Oscars. The CCAs announced their show would air on January 9, 2022, and were reportedly looking to secure the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the Globes have been held for several decades. No dice. The Globes allegedly blocked CCA's access to the venue. For many months, it was assumed the Globes would not be a factor this year. Then, in October, the Globes announced they would hand out awards on -- you guessed it -- January 9, 2022. Where? If an award is presented without television coverage, does it make a sound? Plus, nobody knows if Hollywood heavyweights would even accept Golden Globe awards this year. Are the statuettes tainted? When placed on a celebrity's mantel, would they smell bad? Tom Cruise has already returned his three Golden Globe trophies. The CCA ceremony was postponed on December 22, due to public health concerns. Does this play into the hands of the Globes? Stay tuned for the latest move in this intricate game of 3-D chess!

Scripts w/trailers: http://snzltr.blogspot.com/search/label/ggcc22

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I swear there's now more drama surrounding film awards ceremonies than within the content they judge.

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It's like "screenwriting drama" on twitter, where I hear people chastise the "drama" all the time but never actually see any.

[ Edit: Actually on re-reading this thread it's not like that at all other than the word "drama" is involved. Oh well. ]

As to award shows, can't say I paid them much heed either before or now.

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CJ, I've put together seven of these nominee collections, and the backstory on this one is by far the most entertaining. Looks like we'll soon find out the answer to the age-old question: "What if they gave out awards and nobody came?" It's sad and hilarious at the same time. The latest:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2022/01/05/golden-globe-awards-2022-controversy-nominees-boycotts-everything-know/9102494002/

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The Golden Globes are plagued with drama? That never happens. (heavy sarcasm)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/movies/golden-globes-hfpa.html
Globes on Sunday: no red carpet, no celebrities, no NBC broadcast, no livestream. The NY Times wrote that the ceremony would take place at "9 p.m. Eastern time (6 p.m. Pacific) in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills." But my mouse was over "ballroom" and it looked like "bathroom"... seemed about right. ;-)

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I feel that awards ceremonies have now been pinched from four different angles.

Journalists have been gradually picking apart how corrupt most of these events actually are. For instance, Down and Dirty Pictures details how Harvey Weinstein pretty much bought the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love. While this is often written off as Harvey being Harvey, many have come to realise that he was simply doing what all the most powerful people had done for decades.

It's obvious now that all high profile awards are at the mercy of appealing to the ideals of current social politics. What remained of any form of meritocracy has been replaced with representation. Many of those who didn't already know about the corruption have at least started to question if people are being featured for what they've done or who they are.

Artists themselves and people within the system are openly broadcasting how cynically these things are run via social media and interviews to a demographic of people who typically don't read into things and question them. It's now normal to see threads on the likes of Reddit where many people point out how little you can really trust the integrity of these events.

Most of us are now simply exhausted with the number of awards that are handed out, often to the same tiny group of people due to Matthew Effect, that they have become next to meaningless. Nobody really cares that an already wildly popular artist has been put on yet another podium, especially when combined with the above.

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The Golden Globes Are Putting on a Show, and Hollywood Can’t Figure Out Why
https://www.thewrap.com/the-golden-globes-are-putting-on-a-show-and-hollywood-cant-figure-out-why

[...] The question is whether the HFPA is doing anything to help its rehabilitation by insisting on an in-person show. Granted, the group’s interim CEO, hedge fund billionaire Todd Boehly, has the financial incentive and the connections to push for an all-is-forgiven reception from the industry; he has an ownership stake in the Beverly Hilton and in MRC [producer of the 2021 telecast], which has a publishing joint venture with Penske Media that operates The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline. But Sunday night’s unseen ceremony hardly seems to be a way to move the needle. [...]

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Something worth noting when it comes to the bigger award ceremonies is that you are watching some of the most entitled and self-serving individuals in society being lauded by their peers under the false belief that they have personally overcome adversity to achieve the accolade they are receiving.

Not all of these people, but certainly most, have been born into an elitist system that has gone as far as to drag them kicking and screaming toward success despite their own ineptitude and selfishness. Behind everyone of them, there are a group of exhausted producers, managers, agents, and PR specialists who have had to constantly steer them in the right direction, clear up their messes, and ultimately save them from themselves.

That's not to denounce their talent. It is there. However, it's a lot easier to demonstrate your ability from the comfort of never having to worry about money, having the important networking done for you, and being able to execute all your creative pursuits on your own terms.

It's also a damn sight easier to appeal to the sentiments of the entitled classes when you're from an entitled class yourself and can make films naval gazing about the pressures of having to chose between a suitor in NYC or Paris while playing tennis tournaments with your friends on the grounds of a mansion house in the Hamptons.

There is literally at least one director out their with an Oscar for best original screenplay awarded for a movie they readily admitted was made without a script and relied almost entirely on the ad-libbing of a remarkable actor who worked from loose notes. A movie that everyone on the crew agrees owed all its greatness to said director's uncredited and incredibly influential father who had to jump in and fix everything. That's who the precious and puritanical Academy decided to shine the spotlight on that year - someone who hadn't even written their own film and barely directed it to boot.

They get up there and make cringe speeches because they are cringe people and by "people" I mean spoiled adult children who've never stepped into the real world a day in their lives.

There's good reason why very arrogant and self-centered individuals from outside Hollywood manage to break in and that's because they unwittingly already speak its language and thus seamlessly blend in.

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https://nypost.com/2022/01/08/insiders-golden-globes-could-not-get-a-celebrity-presenter/
Insiders: Tarnished Golden Globes ‘could not get a celebrity presenter’
"They’re like the Mafia now. Nobody can be seen with them."

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GOLDEN GLOBES WINNER: "Belfast" by Kenneth Branagh
https://focusfeaturesguilds2021.com/belfast/Belfast.pdf

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YVW, A.S. - the rest of the nominee scripts are linked at the head of this thread. There are two versions of DLU: an early draft with the bidding ending, and the final draft with Jonah's brilliant ad lib.

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I never watch award ceremonies, but I'll now not watch that one the most.

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