Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Golden Globes: Just Handful of Presenters Known, No Lifetime Honorees, CBS Countdown Clock on Website Says Show is on Saturday


It’s just about 12 noon in New York on Thursday.

The Golden Globes are on Sunday night at 8pm. Yet the countdown clock on their website reads 2 days, 8 hours away. That would be Saturday. I’m not kidding.

Whether they are on Saturday or Sunday, the Globes have just 1 host and 17 presenters announced. They still haven’t revealed their lifetime achievement honorees, the winners of the Cecil B. DeMille and Carol Burnett Awards.

What the heck is going on with these people?

They’re already ready at a disadvantage with their host, Jo Koy. The presenters so far are

America Ferrera, Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, Hailee Steinfeld, Issa Rae, Oprah Winfrey, Shameik Moore, Simu Liu, Amanda Seyfried, Angela Bassett, George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Michelle Yeoh, Will Ferrell, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.

How they got Oprah involved: she’s promoting “The Color Purple” even though it wasn’t even nominated for Best Musical or Comedy. (Two of its actresses — Fantasia and Danielle Brooks — were nominated, however.) The Globes were literally shut down and revamped because they had no Black members. But they couldn’t nominate “The Color Purple.” Surreal. Oprah must not be getting the right information, or CBS is begging her to do it.

I don’t want the Globes to fail, honestly. But I’m surprised by all this disorganization.

This is a mess. Keep refreshing.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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