Skip to comments.Golden Globe winners spark righteous anger
Posted on 01/17/2006 5:23:00 PM PST by madprof98
CHRISTIAN groups led a furious campaign against Hollywood yesterday, accusing the Golden Globe Awards of promoting films with gay or leftist themes to serve a political agenda.
The criticism was made after Brokeback Mountain, a film about the forbidden love between gay Wyoming cowboys, won four awards. Other winners included Philip Seymour Hoffman, named Best Actor for his portrayal of the homosexual writer Truman Capote; and Felicity Huffman, the Desperate Housewives actress who played a transsexual with a gay prostitute son in Transamerica.
Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit, Janice Crouse, of Concerned Women for America, said. None of the three movies Capote, Transamerica or Brokeback Mountain is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped $25 million (£14.2 million) in ticket sales. If America isnt watching these films, why are they winning the awards?
The criticism from the American heartland carried more weight than usual this year because Hollywood suffered the biggest decline in attendance in two decades last year. Some of the few box office hits of the year were films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which appealed strongly to Christian audiences.
Oscar pundits are now questioning whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will also reward Brokeback Mountain, potentially souring Hollywoods relationship with the American ticketbuying public even further. Members of the Academy must hand in their nomination forms by Saturday. The shortlist will be announced on January 31 and the ceremony will be held on March 5.
Religious groups also pointed to the alleged political agenda of winners including George Clooney, who won for his supporting role in Syriana, a film about the ethical pitfalls of the oil business; and Mary Louise Parker, who was rewarded for her performance in Weeds, a television comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.
Much of the anger was directed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group of 92 journalists from non-American publications who hand out the Golden Globe Awards. The Times, along with many other large overseas publications, is not represented at the HFPA.
The non-profit HFPA collects as much as $5.7 million from selling the broadcast rights to the ceremony, which is consistently one of the three highest-rated awards shows in the United States, along with the Academy Awards and the Grammys. However, reports alleging cronyism at the HFPA were thought to contribute to a 40 per cent decline in viewership last year.
Right-wing radio talk show hosts also took pot shots at the Globes yesterday. Stephen Bennett, of Straight Talk Radio, said: When Hollywood is pumping out anti-family movies with sexually explicit, twisted and perverse themes that glorify homosexuality, transsexuality and every other kind of sexual immorality then awarding itself for doing so Middle America better take note.
Last night Hollywood exposed its own corrupt agenda. [It] is no doubt out on a mission to homosexualise America. The British winners at the Globes were some of the most conventional, with Hugh Laurie, 47, winning Best Actor in a Television Series for House. The other big British winner of the night was Rachel Weisz, 35, who collected the award for Best Supporting Dramatic Actress for The Constant Gardener, an adaptation of the bestselling John le Carr é novel.
Britons who failed to win their categories included Polly Walker, 40, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who starred in the BBC/HBO joint venture Rome. She lost the Best Actress in a TV Drama award to Geena Davis, who played a female US president in Commander in Chief.
Reese Witherspoons performance as June Carter in Walk the Line won her the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical award, for which Keira Knightley, 21, had been nominated for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice.
I for one am banning the trash. I haven't been to a movie in over 2 years. Let them watch their filth. I won't.
Charles Krauthammer nailed it the other day....he said that probably 18 people actually seen "buttcrack mountain"...but they were the "right" people.
Fox News' Bill McCuddy said he got the cold shoulder on the red carpet when he asked them (the "stars") if they thought they were appealing to mainstream America with the movies that were being celebrated that evening. I wish I had seen the whole thing. Took guts for him to ask - even as an "entertainment reporter."
Stay at home and control what you watch.
"If America isnt watching these films, why are they winning the awards?
My question: Who decides who/what films win the awards?
I think they are over-correcting with BM.
"Kitty" Carson: How the West was Fun
"Wyetta" Erp: Drop 'Um Partner!
And good for you. Being true to your personal standards is a truly wonderful thing, and I don't think anyone in the world would fault you for it. The problem arises when one group of people wants to dictate what another group may read and/or watch.
I would prefer to read a good book. To hell with movies. Most of them are garbage that I wouldn't see in the first place and the rest aren't worth the ticket price.
These trashy movies winning GG awards should put yet more folks off watching the Oscars.
Hollyweird may well be self-destructing.
Because America doesn't give awards, unless you count the People's Choice Awards. The Golden Globes are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Oscars by AMPAS.
The real question is why so many people think that these awards are important in some way.
We would hope so...I would love to see Babs Streisand living on the streets...or Alex Baldwin picking up my trash.
Seriously...these people are so hateful that I believe they are actually cutting off their nose....
They put out unwatchable trash for most people, instead of making uplifting family movies. It has been demonstrated over and over that family type movies make ga-zillions of dollars, and blatently perverted movies like buttcrack mountain lose.
Note to "buttcrack mountain" muckety mucks:
If any of you lunatics are listening..I am not going to spend a dime on your fag propaganda. Nobody that I know are not either. If you think that there is something uplifting about the destruction of two families just because two people can't control themselves, then you are stupider than I could ever imagine. I sincerely hope that this movie bankrupts you personally and any business that is associated with this piece of homo trash.....
There are more important things to worry about--like the filth they shamelessly produce.
I don't see very many movies for the very reason that said products of Hollyweird can be attributed as a classic example to Sturgeon's Law.
I second that :)
When Liberal-wacko movies don't make a profit, those footing the $$ for them may get a tad ticked. How many millions have to go down the drain before they figure that out?
My wife loves House too. She was watching CBS and they were doing pre-show interviews etc. Two blonde women were standing there, one cute one kinda ugly. Then I saw the name of one of them was Steve. I thought, what a strange name for a woman, then it spoke. It about turned my stomach. Since when do they let cross dressers into the mainstream? I called my sister, I guess he is a fixture on the Today show......If it wasn't for House, Lost and sports, I would throw my tube in the bay.
But the "Golden Globes", "Grammies", "Emmies" and all the rest of that... I have never watched them. Certain, ahem, activities should be done (if they need to be done at all) in private. It's embarrassing to see them done in public. But then, Hollywood has no shame.
And no discernment, either. Which is why they're releasing loser after loser that just simply... fails at the box office.
My biggest personal complaint is that too many clueless airlines air this trash on their long-haul flights. Did I say "Clueless?" Imagine an airline presenting "The Terminal (Man?)" --I do not recall the title, it's about a guy trapped in an airline terminal-- on a flight frequented by some of us too-frequent flyers? Not funny, just a reminder of why we hate air travel.
Such as Star Trek: The Rinse & Set Generation
"I tell you, Jim, those shampoo boys are all just bitches!"
There could be The Odd Species
"Kermit, I knew that pig would drive you back to me!"
In the tradition of from TV to the big screen, there will be Male Call - The Movie
"Oh hell, just drop!"
Political thrillers like Baghdad Mountain: The Early Years
"Hill don't have a clue, Saddam!"
And even war films like Baa Baa White Sheep
Gad! Who knows where it will end...
"You just had to come out and ruin the Western genre, didn't you?"
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