The Golden Globes Trades Diversity for Division:
Actors Use Award Show as Platform for Political Agenda
You wouldn’t know it was the 74th Golden Globes Sunday night, but rather a political rally aimed to divisively mock and ostracize a large number of people in America.
Meryl Streep, who accepted the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, used her few minutes to promote her personal political grievances instead of looking back at her record 30 Golden Globe nominations. Speaking to a room full of A-listers, Streep offended many by declaring Hollywood is one of the “most vilified segments of American society,” despite the fact her dress cost more than many American home mortgages.
Other movies receiving Golden Globes, proving just how out of touch Hollywood and the press is with Americans, included the semi-pornographic ELLE, which only grossed $1 million domestically but the awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress in a Drama (Isabelle Huppert). The movie, which opens in the middle of a violent rape scene and follows a woman on a path of revenge, erotica, adultery, and promiscuity, is yet another example of the obsession with the perversion of sexuality by some modern filmmakers and many leftist film critics. The same goes for six-time nominated and winner of Best Drama Motion Picture, MOONLIGHT, which also has failed to perform at the Box Office and which normalizes drug use, promotes sexual voyeurism, depicts young boys experimenting with homosexuality, and ultimately contains a confusing narrative on gender and sexuality.
On the positive side, however, the Movieguide® Award nominated animated movie, ZOOTOPIA, took home Best Animated Feature and LA LA LAND, a mostly positive and uplifting though flawed musical, swept the award show with seven wins, a Golden Globe record. While other acceptance speeches were divisive, Producer Marc Platt seemed to contradict many of the Hollywood elite in his acceptance speech for Best Comedy or Musical, which went to LA LA LAND. He spoke about the “magic and power of cinema” that makes us feel “not through cynicism or irony, but with unbridled joy and passion,” and the importance of celebrating movies that “unites us.”
In a world that often praises the dark, the cynical, and the deviant in both entertainment and life, the Movieguide® Awards is a show that focuses on stories that are uplifting and spiritually inspiring. In addition, Movieguide® will be awarding $30,000 in the form of the Kairos Prizes, which honor spiritually uplifting screenplays by beginning screenwriters and established filmmakers.
Please join Movieguide® on Feb. 10 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. or on the REELZChannel on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
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