In one of the more pointed recaps of Sunday night’s 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, TV Guide’s Maureen Ryan says the whole thing got off to a terrific start before it started unraveling about two-thirds of the way through — and then fell flat on its face with one colossal final “bummer.”
The awards’ single biggest failure, according to Ryan, was the selection of “Bohemian Rhapsody” as Best Motion Picture, Drama.
“Perhaps it was somehow fitting that a broadcast that had begun with so many on-target, intelligent jokes and jabs about the worst aspects of Hollywood culture ended with a white man giving a rambling acceptance speech after a movie directed by Bryan Singer won a major award,” Ryan writes. “Producer Graham King didn’t mention Singer, who was fired from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and who has been dogged for some time by stomach-churning allegations (which he denies). I’m not saying no one should see ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ but I am saying that giving a film directed by Singer an award — when many other worthier films were right there — is a very blinkered, backward-looking, depressing thing to do.”
Ryan quotes a tweet from actress Evan Rachel Wood, who wrote: “So we just..we are all still supposed to be pretending we don’t know about Bryan Singer? Cause it worked out really well with #Spacey and #Weinstein.”
Ryan also cites a number of other key points in the program when things began to take a turn for the worse — click on the link above to TV Guide to read her full review.