This year’s pandemic-delayed awards are tougher to call than usual, but the Golden Globes are always crazy to predict. This year, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association prepares for a live-virtual version on February 28, its 87 members have a lot to deal with. They are mourning the death of their leader, Italian journalist Lorenzo Soria
, who was posthumously quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times expose about the various ways the wealthy organization is wined, dined, and influenced while paying various members handsomely. “I have no choice,” one source said he told them. “They call me every day for more money.”
So who knows what mood the HFPA are in?
The group of aging foreign correspondents, none of whom are Black, has also been deservedly criticized for being tone deaf and not inclusive — several 2021 categories are glaringly white, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Comedy/Musical Actress, and Supporting Actress.