The Golden Globes don't have to be terrible

Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are only hurting themselves

A Golden Globe.
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When attempting to learn anything at all about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the small, exclusive group that votes on the Golden Globes — the word you encounter over and over again is shadowy. As in, "who exactly makes up this shadowy group, and where do they hail from?" or "The Hollywood Foreign Press Association ... tends to be a sort of shadowy, mysterious bunch."

Others, though, dispense with the Eyes Wide Shut imagery altogether to cut right to the chase. "The Hollywood Foreign Press are all very, very racist," Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais put it bluntly during the ceremony last year.

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