Okay, first off: Wrong might be a harsh word. It was used to get your attention. And got your attention it did. Extremely flawed doesn’t make an interesting headline. Every year we watch the Globes but Why? Does anyone even have ANY slightest bit of an idea of who decides the winners and losers? Let’s take a look, you might be shocked at what is revealed (or at least you’ll have some interesting trivia to impress people with next year).
Did You Know that the Academy of Motion Science (the guys who vote on the Academy Awards) consists of over 6,000 members?
Pop Quiz: How many people make up the group that decides the Golden Globes?
Is it just a little shocking that the group that determines the second biggest award show in Hollywood is so small? I mean who are these people anyways?
Pop Quiz #2: How many of the members of the HFPA write for a United States publication?
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Here are the winners from the 2007 Golden Globes:
“The Song of the Heart” – Happy Feet - Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson
Jeremy Irons – Elizabeth I
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer
Hugh Laurie – House
Emily Blunt – Gideon’s Daughter
Cars – Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
Elizabeth I – Company Pictures, Channel 4, HBO Films
Bill Nighy – Gideon’s Daughter
Helen Mirren – Elizabeth I
Peter Morgan – The Queen
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Ugly Betty (ABC)
Letters from Iwo Jima (USA/Japan) – Warner Bros. Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures
Alexandre Desplat – The Painted Veil
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
Martin Scorsese – The Departed
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Dreamgirls – DreamWorks Pictures
Helen Mirren – The Queen
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
Babel – Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Film Production/Paramount Vantage