Golden Globes 2021 Awards: Who decides who will win which award? Know everything here. Los Angeles: The 2021 Golden Globe is just hours away and has been watched by millions of people around the world each year.
But who are these people who decide who wins the coveted awards? Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) are the people who decide who wins. It is a small association compared to the nearly 10,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars. Read also – Golden Globe Awards 2021: when, where and how to watch the live broadcast
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Origin of HFPA:
It was founded in the 1940s by a small group of foreign journalists who wanted to improve their access to Hollywood and its celebrities. After a humble beginning, the group began to exert some influence in Hollywood, thanks in part to their free-flowing champagne and publicity stunts, and now they throw the most glamorous Hollywood party of the year. The Group is made up of journalists. Also Read – 2021 Golden Globe Nominations: The Crown, Mank Get The Max Noms; Queen’s Gambit, Hamilton in The Race too
Eligibility to join HFPA:
Journalists must live in Southern California and have reported on the film industry for a news outlet based outside of the United States for at least three years. Each candidate must have at least two current members sponsoring their application. Any current member can also veto the request directly. Once a member, the journalist, in theory, must produce at least six articles or broadcast pieces per year to remain an active member. Also read: Carol Burnett receives the Golden Globe named in her honor
Members also get privileges like access to exclusive press conferences and screenings. Scholars are also interested in making sure HFPA members have seen their movies and TV shows. Most of the members are correspondents who work regularly for well-known media outlets such as Le Figaro from France, El País from Spain or the Daily Mail from Great Britain.