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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘We Vote by Film, Not By Gender’

Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.

The snub was immediately called out on social media, with film-makers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria defended the move by saying the organization votes based on film, not gender.

“What happened is that we don’t vote by gender. We vote by film and accomplishment,” Soria told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the Globes announcement Monday morning.

“Every year, somebody gets left out,” Barry Adelman, one of the executive producers of this year’s Globes, told Variety. “Who knows what will happen next year.”

Only five women have ever been nominated for directing in the 77-year history of the Golden Globes.

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Anonymous said...

OK. So do you hire the same way, or are there some 'quotas' to be met (like the rest of us must..)

This is stunningly hypocritical.

The PC rules are.. "For Thee, but Not for Me."

Anonymous said...

Who really cares about about the "Golden Globe"? ANYONE? Anyone out there?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who really cares about about the "Golden Globe"? ANYONE? Anyone out there?

December 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Not I. And I don't care about Oscar, People's Choice, or any other ego-boosting love me statues.

Anonymous said...

@ December 10, 2019 at 2:35 PM

What are you even banging on about? They literally just said the opposite of what you are accusing them of being hypocrites for.

You are so partisan poisoned that even when they say the opposite of what you accuse them of, you still try to pin it on them!

What is wrong here! Open your eyes!