While the Golden Globes is funny, there are several issues that the award show has that have not been highlighted throughout this award season.
When it comes to movie taste, the Oscars takes the cake in terms of “what award show is best.” The hype around this award show is well-suited given the fact that it has been around for 93 years and is an iconic part of the Hollywood experience.
Recently, the Oscars, or the Academy Awards, have been compared to the Golden Globes as they have had a variety of firsts at their 78th Awards. Daniel Kaluuya became the first Black man to win the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Kemp Powers was the first Black debut filmmaker to win a Golden Globe.
While these firsts are great, what people are failing to acknowledge is that some of the nominations for this year were whack. For example, “Emily in Paris” got a nomination instead of TV shows such as “I May Destroy You” and “Insecure.” “Music” directed by Sia has been denounced for its portrayal of autism spectrum disorder as a real autistic actor did not play the main character. James Corden was also nominated and his role in “The Prom” has been criticized for being stereotypical gay character. All of these were considered controversial in an article by Today.
Needless to say, the issue of diversity is rampant throughout Hollywood. While we may be taking steps to improve through movements like #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite, there is a lot of room for growth at these award shows.
Not to mention the fact that The Golden Globes has had ethical issues revealed by the L.A. Times. Their article found that there were improper payments to its members. If that doesn’t convince you that the Oscars are classier, I don’t know what will.
While the Golden Globes are enjoyable and funny, they have issues at their core. And frankly, they simply serve as a way to predict the future nominations for the Academy Awards. According to The Ringer, its main appeal is the fun atmosphere it creates with celebrities and an open bar. If it is lacking this aspect this year, its main selling point is that it helps us predict The Academy Awards.
“Sunday night’s results could still create chaos and swing the fortunes of several Best Picture hopefuls,” said The Ringer.
Also, the Oscars have been around for longer than the Golden Globes and have had more iconic moments than the Golden Globes. Some of my favorites include the time that Barbara Streisand and Katharine Hepburn tied for Best Actress, Halle Berry’s speech for winning Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence falling while going to accept her award and many more.
Again, the Golden Globes helps us to predict Best Picture hopefuls, and it does not have a good history of picking the Best Picture when it comes to movies. Perhaps, this is because the Oscars have over 9,000 eligible voters while the Golden Globes has fewer than 100 members, according to People.
For example, Silence of the Lambs was not even nominated at the Golden Globes, and this movie is possibly one of the most iconic films of all time. Also, at the Golden Globes, “The Revenant” beat out “Spotlight” for Best Picture which I do not personally agree with.“Spotlight” was well-acted, had fantastic directing and was relevant. The list goes on in terms of other movies they have missed out on, according to Entertainment I.E.
On top of that, this year received a ratings plummet of “60% from the 18.3 million viewers who watched last year, per Nielsen data, to an average audience of 6.9 million,” according to CNN.
When it comes to classic moments, movies and actors the Academy Awards beat the Golden Globes every time. I will take this classy award show over the Golden Globes any day.