What happened at the Golden Globes? Second chance!

The Golden Globe Awards, given to the best of cinema and television by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), returned to the screens after a two-year hiatus. The ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, USA was broadcast on NBC. The ceremony, which was held for the 80th time this year, has undergone a major transformation to return to the bright days when it was seen as the ‘herald of the Oscar’. Because in 2021, it was revealed that HPFA had no black members in the last 20 years, that the jury accepted unethical gifts, and that they were engaged in anti-diversity and sexist activities. White supremacy in the nominations and awards was also the subject of discussion. Celebrities boycotted the ceremony.

Wanting to improve its reputation, the Golden Globes made a series of reforms. This year, the HFPA has banned members from receiving gifts of any kind. 21 new members, six of them black, were recruited. Among these were selected film writers from Turkey, Selin Gürel and Janet Barış. In the light of these, the ceremony was supported by the prominent stars of Hollywood. Legendary director Steven Spielberg (76), who won the ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Film’ awards with the movie ‘The Fabelmans’, which carries traces of his childhood, was at the theater with his entire team. ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, which won ‘Best Film in a Musical/Comedy’, ‘Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy’ and ‘Best Screenplay’, was the production that won the most Golden Globes.