It’s still early in the Oscar season, but time is flying by on the Golden Globes front.
With the Globes announcing noms 12/12 & handing out statuettes 1/10, what we should be seeing — but aren’t — is a steady stream of HFPA news conferences, photo ops, catered screening events & industry media ads trying to influence HFPA voters. News conferences were a key issue with publicists, who said their clients were insulted by rude questions but had to participate to get Globes’ consideration. The HFPA made a smart move by announcing Friday night that they’ve scrapped news conferences for all eligible films.
Actually, all films released in 2022 are eligible. That solved the potential problem of some publicists not submitting their high-profile films & talent for HFPA consideration. Earlier, the HFPA had set 11/7 as the deadline for all submissions.
It’s also been quite quiet as to who will host NBC’s telecast. An announcement could hit at any time, but at this writing, it’s still unknown and it’s getting late. The best buzz has been that the HFPA should try to get Will Smith to host & chat about his last Oscar appearance. Now that’s something that could have A-Listers lining up for Globes tickets!