It’s starting to feel a lot like…a new Golden Globes.
Today the Hollywood Foreign Press announced that their lifetime achievement award is going to…ta da… Eddie Murphy. Eddie would be only the fourth POC to receive the award since they started giving it in 1952. (The others are Oprah, Denzel, and Morgan Freeman.)
Previously announced was the host of the show this year, Jerrod Carmichael, who’s Black and gay. So a theme is emerging for this year’s show. This is all in response to the scandal the group suffered over the last couple of years concerning diversity in its membership. They had no Black members.
The HFPA added 100 new voters this season (not actual members), most of them multicultural. Oddly, with all those new voters, it seems like no one liked “Till” or its much acclaimed star, Danielle Deadwyler. That’s an egregious omission. But they did otherwise nominate at least one Black actor in every acting category, so that’s something.
The Globes air January 10th on NBC.