Having gone through a most difficult year during which its organising body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a small group of international journalists that vote on the awards has been embroiled in a lot of controversies.
Following accusations and revelations of prejudice that have been said to influence award wins in the form of kickbacks and racial discrimination has affected the usual credibility of the awards.
With the organisation’s usual broadcast partners in the US, NBC, pulling out of the subsequent awards since the accusations started to surface in February last year, the fate of this year’s awards has always been undecided.
Some actors and even partners organisations like Scarlett Johansson, Tom Cruise, Netflix and even Amazon denounced the organisation in a scandal that insiders claim has been building up for years.
The untelevised ceremony took place on Sunday night, lacking the usual excitement and flair that has always accompanied each year’s awards gala, casting a huge shadow on the ceremony despite the HFPA’s pledge to increase its diversity quota following the backlash.
Its conspicuous absence on TV however required some getting used to as the awards went online with winners announced through the awards’ social media feed as ‘Succession’ claimed the award for Best Drama for Television and Netflix’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ won the Best Drama gong for film.
The Mighty Mighty BossTones announce SPLIT after 39 years
I’m amazed at my son, Made’s musical talent – Funke Kuti
Garcelle Beauvais says ‘choose your friends wisely’ amid Erika Jayne drama
Sandra Diaz-Twine is mistaken for OPRAH on Australian Survivor
AFL WAG Nadia Bartel sizzles in a red bikini during a holiday at Noosa Beach with her sons
Filming on Bridgerton resumes after third halt in production amid Covid fears
‘Picture Perfect’ Season 3 Confirmed
Britney Spears lands back in LA after Cabo trip with fiance Sam Asghari to celebrate 40th birthday
Joined By Son Adonis, Drake Receives Billboard Artist Of The Decade Award (Photos)
Win Digital HD Copy Of Climate Of The Hunter!
Lil Nas X Dances N@ked In Official Video For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Lil Nas X Bags Jail Term Over ‘Satan Shoes’ In Visuals For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Davido Premieres Visuals For ‘Shopping Spree’ Feat. Chris Brown, Young Thug (Watch)
Olamide Out With ‘Julie’ (Watch)
BAS Drops ‘The Jackie’ Video With J. Cole And Lil Tjay
Follow Us on Facebook
Get Stories Via Email
Foreign Celebrity4 weeks ago
Richard Madden relaxes on the beach with his mother Pat at a luxurious resort in Mexico
Foreign Celebrity4 weeks ago
The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton steps out for first time since shock split with Darvid Garayeli
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Teresa Giudice shows off swimsuit body while cuddling up to fiance Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas in Los Cabos