The reformed Golden Globes are back after the scandal Tuesday night on Nbc: live TV is back, the red carpet is back, many stars are back, determined to give the Hollywood Foreign Press Association a second chance after in 2020, on the eve of the 78th edition, the Hollywood foreign press that attributes them had been accused in the 'Los Angeles Times' of being a racist caste, easily influenced by the dollars of the majors.
Dozens of stars will participate in the evening, considered until two years ago a more unscrupulous and entertaining anticipation of the night of the Oscars, not only candidates such as Michelle Williams and Judd Hirsch of "The Fabelmans" who have acknowledged the Hfpa's efforts to sincere reform.
'A' stars have agreed to be among the presenters: from director Quentin Tarantino, to 'Blonde' star Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis of 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', both nominated for an acting award.
And then Billy Porter of 'Pose', Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Byer, Niecy Nash and Tracy Morgan.
Eddie Murphy will receive a lifetime achievement award while Chloe Flower, the pianist who recently played at the Kennedy Center, will launch a piece composed for the occasion, 'Golden Hour'.
The Globes, however, remain under special surveillance.
NBC has renewed the contract for the direct, but only for one year.
The evening will be snubbed by Brendan Fraser, candidate for 'The Whale' and who in 2018 revealed that he was harassed by Philip Berk, the former president of the Hfpa expelled two years later for having defined Black Lives Matter as a racist movement.
Also absent is Tom Cruise, snubbed in the nominations for 'Maverick' after returning his three Golden Globes last year in protest. The 80th edition will be presented by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The Irish black comedy 'Spirits of the Island ( Banshees of Inisherin)' takes the lead with eight nominations including for director (Martin McDonagh), Best Actor (Colin Farrell, starring, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan supporting) and Best Comedy or Musical. Everything Everywhere All at Once',
followed by Golden Era Hollywood drama 'Babylon' with five chances at 'Golden Globes' (one for Brad Pitt) on par with Steven Spielberg's autobiographical 'The Fabelmans', also nominated for soundtrack by 90-year-old Hollywood composer John Williams.
Instead, snub the female directors: this year the category is entirely male.
The ten best films of the year, according to the international journalists who decide the Golden Globes, were 'Avatar: The Way of Water', 'Elvis', 'The Fabelmans', 'Tar' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' for the drama category, while 'Babylon', 'Island Spirits', 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', 'Triangle of Sadness' 'and Glass Onion' are in the running for comedy.The Hfpa also awards awards for TV : great anticipation for the Sicilian version of "White Lotus" filmed in Taormina (in five of the miniseries) and, among the dramatic series, 'Better Call Saul', 'Ozark', 'House of the Dragons', 'Severance' and 'The Crown'.