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Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
How to fix awards shows in wake of the Emmys debacle
Source: Rolling Stone
"Let it be a mess," says Rob Sheffield, offering some suggestions for shaking up the award show format. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler showed during their three-year run on the Golden Globes that a messy award show is a great award show. "A simple formula: celebrities plus live TV plus free champagne equals a few hours of insanity," says Sheffield. Another suggestion: Get a star to host. "A few years ago, the network bosses got a silly idea in their gullivers — the idea that an award show’s job was to promote the in-house late-night franchise," says Sheffield. "So every fete began to get hosted by the network’s resident late-night straight white guy. Hey, what a crazy coincidence: This is when ratings cratered. Sure, Jimmy Kimmel does a fine job hosting the Oscars. That’s not the problem. The problem is he does an equally fine job five damn nights a week — so do Colbert, Fallon, Myers, Corden. It’s just not a big deal to see these guys put on a suit and tell some jokes. So they’re a fatal glamour drain — as Colbert’s former alter ego might have put it, they kill the eventiness. When LL Cool J hosted the Grammys, it was a must-see every year. But ever since Corden took over, the ratings have been fading faster than Canibus in a rap battle. So it’s simple: bring back LL. Mama said knock you out!"
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
NBC signs an eight-year deal to keep broadcasting the Golden Globes
After lengthy negotiations, NBC has struck a deal to keep airing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards show for eight years, starting with the January 2019 ceremony.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Burt Reynolds, Emmy-winning acting icon, dies at 82
The legendary movie star and sex symbol, who died this morning from cardiac arrest, was best known for his big-screen work, but also he won accolades for starring on the CBS sitcom Evening Shade for four seasons, from 1990 to 1994. Reynolds was nominated twice for the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, winning once, and nominated three times for the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a TV series, comedy or musical, also winning once. He also lent his voice to the late 1980s fantasy sitcom Out of this World, playing the alien father of a half-human, half-alien girl. Reynolds death comes six months after he sat for an extended interview with Conan O'Brien, where they touched on everything on him being "in love" with Johnny Carson to his friendship with Marilyn Monroe.
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Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Hollywoood Foreign Press Association president on Oscar changes: "I feel for them"
Meher Tatna, who oversees the Golden Globe Awards, says of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shaking up the Oscars rulebook: “They have to do something to keep the viewers engaged and this is what they thought was a good idea.” ALSO: Mark Wahlberg defends the new "popular film" category.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Golden Globes has a 2019 date, but no TV network -- though NBC is closing in on a new deal
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will take place Jan. 6, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has met with CBS and Fox, NBC has had the upper hand on a new deal since it has the right to match any competitive offer.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Brendan Fraser's says his accusation that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president groped him was dismissed as "a joke"
According to Fraser, the organization behind the Golden Globes found after an internal investigation that former HFPA president Philip Berk groping of him in 2003 was intended as "a joke."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Golden Globes announce what could be described as "the Big Little Lies rule"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Big Little Lies competed as a limited series at this year's Globes and was renewed by HBO the next day. So the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced a new rule: "A television limited series that is later renewed for an additional season shall be classified as a series or again as a limited series in that later season depending on the degree of continuity in theme, storyline, main characters and production supervision from the original limited series to the later year of the series."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Mozart in the Jungle canceled at Amazon after four seasons
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
New Amazon boss Jennifer Salke has made her first big move in axing the Gael García Bernal drama series. Mozart in the Jungle won two Golden Globes, including one for Bernal and one for best TV series, comedy or musical.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Report: Two streaming services are among Golden Globes contenders after NBC made a lowball offer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter, which is under the same ownership of Globes producer Dick Clark Productions, reports that "insiders claim NBC lowballed the gala, its audience off only 5 percent in 2018, and producers are engaged with other networks and, says one source, two streaming platforms." A Hollywood Foreign Press Association source adds: "If NBC wants to be a player, they're gonna have to cough up a hell of a lot more."
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to compete as a comedy series at the Emmys after fears it would be labeled a "drama"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon series took home the Golden Globe for best comedy series, but that didn't allay worries that the TV Academy would label it a drama. Mrs. Maisel would have had to compete with Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale in the Outstanding Drama category. Instead, it'll compete in a field which won't include Veep for the first time in years.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Golden Globes could leave NBC
NBC's contract with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ended with this year's Globes, and the Peacock's exclusive negotiating window for rights to the Globes have recently expired. As a result, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association says "we are evaluating offers from other interested parties."
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
Catt Sadler slams E! for for firing of Live from the Red Carpet producer
The former E! News host responded to ex-producer Aileen Gram-Moreno's formal complaint that she was ordered to censor mentions of Sadler's name. “It’s disappointing that any network would order the censorship of opinions,” Sadler told Variety Saturday. “But it’s particularly disturbing in this case because we are at a cultural tipping point where women feel more and more comfortable being vocal about issues like pay equality and sexual misconduct. To shut down those conversations is to stifle progress.”
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Ex-E! producer: I was fired for allowing a Catt Sadler mention on E! Live from the Red Carpet
Source: The New York Times
Amid Ryan Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal, E! Live from the Red Carpet is making more news 48 hours before its Oscars special. Aileen Gram-Moreno, who has worked as part-time producer for E! since 1990, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday, alleging she was fired after Eva Longoria said "We stand with you, Catt" at the end of an interview with Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet. It turns out, some of the red carpet interviews are pre-recorded, despite the show's title. And after Debra Messing criticized E! on the Globes red carpet over Sadler's allegation of unequal pay, E! instructed producers to flag any further mention of Sadler, according to Gram-Moreno. “They said, if there’s any mention of Catt in the preshow, make sure you flag it,” said Gram-Moreno. “You’re censoring celebrities; it’s just not a good idea in my humble opinion. But it wasn’t my decision.” Gram-Moreno says she listened to most of the Longoria clip, but missed the part about Sadler. E! president Adam Stotsky says there was no attempt to censor celebrities, pointing to the fact that mentions of Sadler were broadcast and that the clips are on E!'s website. He did admit, though, that E! wanted to know if Sadler's name would be mentioned ahead of time. An E! spokesperson says of Gram-Moreno: “She was asked not to return due to job performance issues. Ms. Gram-Moreno filed her legal claim after her request for a financial settlement was turned down.”
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Oprah to Jimmy Kimmel: Stedman kept apologizing for saying I would "absolutely" run for president
Source: Hollywood Life
Oprah Winfrey told Kimmel she blames her longtime beau Stedman Graham for fueling the rumor of a presidential run by telling The Los Angeles Times "she would absolutely do it" when asked if she would run for president shortly after her famous Golden Globes speech. He now is forbidden from speaking on her behalf. "Of course he would never say I should run," Oprah said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The late-night host also asked if she even considered responding to President Trump's Twitter insult from earlier this week. “Not a second," she responded. "You don’t win by meeting any kind of negativity head on." ALSO: Oprah to Kimmel: "wish you were my little brother!"
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Brendan Fraser accuses former Golden Globes president of groping him, says it derailed his career
The star of FX's Trust recounted to GQ how former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk allegedly sexually assaulted him at a luncheon in summer 2003. “I felt ill," he says. “I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry. I felt like someone had thrown invisible paint on me.” Berk has previously denied the assault happened.