If the controversy surrounding the Golden Globe Awards didn’t already push the present into irrelevancy, saying this 12 months’s winners through weird, out-of-touch tweets certain did (through TechCrunch). As a refresher, the Golden Globes was barred from airing on NBC following a Los Angeles Times investigation that uncovered potential racism and bribery throughout the Hollywood International Press Affiliation (HFPA), the group that doles out the awards.
Nowhere in these deeply chaotic Golden Globe tweets do they even point out the tasks persons are profitable for pic.twitter.com/4Tt5CHaojE
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 10, 2022
A physical event, consisting solely of a small variety of HFPA members, nonetheless occurred behind closed doorways with out all the standard glitz and glamour. However to maintain the remainder of us within the loop, the Golden Globes despatched out a rapid-fire succession of tweets to disclose its winners, and, as New York Occasions’ Kyle Buchanan famous, that stay Twitter present was purely “chaotic.”
For one, it failed to say the movies that awardees obtained a Globe for in a number of of its tweets, leaving customers to depend on Google search to seek out that very important piece of data. The Globes tweeted out Kenneth Branagh “has the write stuff” when granting him the award for finest screenplay, however didn’t add the movie he truly wrote the screenplay for, which was Belfast. The Globes repeated its mistake when saying Andrew Garfield’s Golden Globe for finest actor in a musical or comedy, leaving out that the award was for his look in Tick Tick… Growth!
In maybe its largest blunder of the evening, it tweeted out, “If laughter is the best medicine @WestSideMovie is the cure for what ails you” when giving West Aspect Story the award for one of the best musical. It is a movie modeled after Romeo and Juliet. Somebody on the Golden Globe’s social media staff finally observed because the tweet was deleted and changed with one which reads “music” as a substitute of “laughter.”
Positive looks as if the Golden Globes social media staff doesn’t have a Twitter Blue subscription — an funding the HFPA ought to’ve made earlier than internet hosting their total occasion on Twitter. The premium plan enables you to edit and undo tweets, one thing that the Golden Globes might’ve actually used final evening. However hey, if West Aspect Story doesn’t give us the laughter that ails us, at the least the Golden Globes does.