Ankler Poll: The Globes! And More!
Time for the truth serum: 24 tough questions about awards season
Ready or not, Awards Season 2023 is here. And after nearly two years, the Golden Globes return will mark their return from Hollywood reeducation camp on Tuesday, January 10.
While the HFPA was away, the awards sector in general (at least from a ratings perspective) sunk to new depths of disinterest, with annual races generating as much excitement from the general public as a quorum call at a San Bernardino planning committee meeting.
Yet, Tuesday night, I’ll be back in the ballroom that Merv built, at the Beverly Hilton, makeshift tuxedo substitute in place (let’s call it “Reporter Formal”), gauging whether the magic is back at the Globes.
But I’m just one vaguely disgruntled voice here. What about you? Has the air gone out of the whole awards race tire? Can awards bounce back? Should they? Cast your vote below! Don't worry, try as we might, we can’t see which way you voted, or who voted. Everyone else, check back on this issue over the next three days and watch the votes come in.
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Thanks for the poll. If, as expected, "Top Gun: Maverick", and "Avatar: The Way of Water" earn Best Picture Oscars nominations, this may well finally be the year that we find out if big box office hits can drive up viewership after all the efforts to expand the Best Picture nominee list and the failed "Most Popular Film" category.
“I need to cover it.”
No one does.
This obsession with “awards season” got out of hand a few years ago and is now worse than ever. When Hollywood insisted on giving out awards as tens of thousands of people were DYING DAILY in the midst of a PLAGUE, everything felt truly disgusting. Netflix’s “awards over people” mindset has spilled into the entire industry and is just gross. Now, much like American politics, you’ll forgive violence and sexual molestation for the sake of some awards being given to assuage egos.
How about just IGNORING them? They are meaningless. I’m sad you feel so “torn” about this. You know what you are doing is wrong, and it cheapens everything. I’m disappointed. I understand your motives and your rationale, but I’m still disappointed.