Golden Globes

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: God-Awful Globes

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, midseason starts in earnest with the second-biggest awards broadcast of the year and a raft of premieres.
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The Golden Globes Just Proved That the Golden Globes Are Meaningless

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If Ricky Gervais got anything right during his juvenile, boorish, unwanted, yet somehow fourth stint as the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual awards show, it was his repeated insistence that the Golden Globes simply don’t matter. This is true in the most general sense, that a bunch of privileged people giving a bunch of even more privileged people some statues doesn’t affect the world much one way or the other. This is even true in the more pragmatic sense — that the Globes don’t affect the Oscars, or even do a particularly good job of predicting them.
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Flavorwire’s Official 2016 Golden Globes Drinking Game

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The 73rd Golden Globe Awards airs tomorrow evening, hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais. We’ll be live tweeting the insanity with Film Editor Jason Bailey and TV Editor Alison Herman, using the #GoldenGlobes hashtag. Play along and get boozy with us using Flavorwire’s official Golden Globes drinking game as your guide. It’s the only way we’re going to survive the celebrity nonsense that is sure to ensue. Cheers!
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Flavorwire’s 2016 Golden Globe Picks and Predictions

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It’s time for the first major televised awards show of the year, which means it’s time for our first serious predictions post. We may not be terribly excited for Ricky Gervais’ fourth — fourth! — time at the podium, but we are excited for some truly excellent work from both sides of Hollywood to be honored. And while the small and idiosyncratic HFPA’s decision-making is ultimately anyone’s guess, here’s our film and television correspondents’ best shot — and readers’ best chance of winning any betting pools.
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For Television, the Golden Globes’ Idiosyncrasies Prove a Double-Edged Sword

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a strange beast. At just 90 members — just a third of the number the Motion Picture Academy invited to join in 2014 alone, and a small fraction of the Television Academy’s twenty thousand-plus — the trade organization responsible for the Golden Globe Awards is bound to be more idiosyncratic, and have more definite preferences, than larger groups. And for this year’s television nominees, those preferences were on full display. 
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