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It’s okay to not care about the Golden Globes TV nominations

  • Billy Bob Thornton’s victory last year as the best TV drama actor for Goliath is one example of the Globes caring more about celebrity, or making unusual choices, than actually awarding on merit, says Melanie McFarland. “This illustrates the Globes’ questionable relevance to more prestigious industry awards or citations of merit,” she says. "It’s doubtful that (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) has more esoteric tastes than the average viewer, enabling its voters to see a greatness in Thornton’s performance that escaped the majority of viewers. Although the organization has long battled rumors of studios 'buying' awards with bribery, the explanation for its perplexing and disappointing choices over the years is likely far more basic and boring. That is, its voters are more easily dazzled by celebrity than those of other organizations.”

    TOPICS: NBC, Goliath, Billy Bob Thornton, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards