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January 12, 2023

Ratings for "Woke" Golden Globes Fell 26% From Previous Show

I wish Andrew Breitbart were here for this. He predicted, back in 2015 2011 (has it been so long?) or so, that within five years, all the media would come crashing down, that it would all burn.

His timeline was too optimistic but he was, as they say, directionally right.

The Golden Globes awards show wasn't broadcast last year.

The Golden Globes have been plagued by scandal -- specifically, accusations of taking gifts for nominations. Bribery, in other words. The Golden Globes are staged by the Hollywood Foreign Press, so this is, you know, par for the course for journalists.

But that's not why it wasn't broadcast last year. In 2022, it was boycotted for, allegedly, not having enough diversity in their membership or nominations. It was that, and not the bribery, that actually got them #Cancelled. Journalists don't sweat Pay-for-Play in their work. That's increasingly their business model.

And now, after a year off, the Golden Globes are back, baby, more #Diverse and #Woke than ever.

And more #Broke.

The 2023 Golden Globes on Tuesday night hit a historic low in viewership numbers, bringing in just 6.3 million people, according to data from Nielsen. For comparison, at the height of the pandemic, in 2021, the broadcast drew 6.9 million, while 2020 boasted 18.3 million viewers.

Hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the show, which aired on NBC, started with a bang, as he addressed the elephant in the room -- and the reason why last year's telecast was cancelled -- about the lack of diversity among the Hollywood Foreign Press, the awards' parent organization. He also got in a zinger about Scientology's allegedly missing First Lady, Shelly Miscavige.

The Globes' lack of diversity and inclusion may have been enough to keep some viewers tuned-out this year. Meanwhile, as the anti-"woke" warriors of Twitter would indicate, a more self-aware awards show wouldn't be enough to get them interested.


Eddie Murphy got a career achievement award and gave an amusing speech.

I like Eddie Murphy and always have. I even like some of his misfires, like Holy Man. But Eddie Murphy's career as a film actor is just too mediocre, and frequently just bad, to warrant a lifetime achievement award.

Is he talented? Yes, including as an actor. He's a good actor in the right roles.

Has he made good use of that talent? No, not really. He peaked in 1985. Once he had the power to choose his own projects, his career went to crap. Decent actor, bad producer.

I was about to write "He finally nailed the black Cary Grant romantic lead he kept trying to make himself into during the 90s in Hitch" but then I remembered, oh right, that was Will Smith. Oops.

Does anyone believe he got this lifetime achievement award for any other reason than the Golden Globes' need to give out awards to #Diverse people? No, exactly no one believes this. I don't even think Eddie Murphy believes this.

Well, maybe Eddie Murphy believe this. And maybe Joe Piscopo. But that's it.


"Yellowstone" can now finally stop complaining about getting ignored, too, since Kevin Costner won (by proxy Regina Hall).

One of the few black actors on the show.

I assume. I don't watch it. If I want to watch a man with a mustache glower I'll just rev my engine at a red light next to a cop.

Michelle Yeoh won for "Everything Everywhere All at Once"...

So much #Diversity. We swear, it's just working out this way!


But apparently, none of that was enough to draw a crowd. It narrowly avoided missing being the all-time low, but the 2008 writer's strike meant that year had the lowest numbers, with just 6 million tuning in.

The popular kids aren't popular any more.

So what is the point of them?


There was also Brendan Fraser refusing to show up at all (he was nominated for Best Actor in a Dramatic Role for The Whale) because one of the governors is one of the people who sexually abused him a couple of decades ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood

Oof. I knew Brandon Frasier alluded to some kind of sexual something at the hands of a producer or something, but he didn't specify, then, whether he had merely been pressured into sex for a job or actually forced into sex or what.

Chris Gore of Film Threat keeps saying that the next big reckoning for Hollywood is the Gay Harvey Weinstein(s) scandal that they they're covering up.

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