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Tag Archives: Netflix

Protest Actions vs. HFPA/Golden Globe Step Up

Protest actions against Golden Globe’s Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has picked up steam as big names in the entertainment launch boycott movement.

HFPA represents the group of journalists and photographers who cast votes in deciding who receives the annual Golden Globe recognition as the best in the entertainment industry. However, many have complained for years that the 87-member association has no black journalist in its ranks. It’s also being criticized for ignoring female filmmakers for years.

NBC to Stop Broadcasting Golden Globe Awarding Ceremonies by 2022

Last Monday (May 10), NBC, Golden Globe’s TV broadcaster for years, announced that it has no plans of airing the 2022 Golden Globe awarding ceremonies. Although the HFPA released a statement saying it intends to implement changes, NBC said that if ever the group executes its plans, such changes take time to implement. The earliest that NBC can air the show will be in January 2023.

Netflix, Amazon and Tom Cruise Made Similar Boycott Announcements

During the same week, streaming giants Netflix and Amazon announced that they too will not work with HFPA until meaningful changes have taken place. Tom Cruise immediately followed them up with his own act of protest by returning the three Golden Globe awards he received for Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia.

HFPA Communicate Its Itinerary for the Transformational Changes

Immediately following NBC’s announcement last Monday, the HFPA Board issued its own statement saying that they are making it their priority to institute transformational changes, As show of its commitment, the statement included an itinerary of the actions they will take.

The final plans will be executed in August, which will include accepting the resignation of all existing board members and officers, to make way for the admission of new members and election of a new set of board members, leading to the introduction of a new CEO and CFO.

 

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“Parasite’s” Theater and Streaming Performances, a Blow to Netflix’s Big-Budgeted Efforts to Win Awards

Bong Joon-ho’s multi-awarded “Parasite” made a killing at the box office after the South Korean film achieved a historic win in this year’s 92nd Film Academy Awards. The film also won the 92nd Film Academy Awards for “Best Director” (Bong Joon-ho), “Best Original Screenplay” (Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won) and “”Best International Feature.”

“Parasite” Performances Render Netflix’s Stance Against Hollywood’s Award Rules, Contentious

The Oscar award for best film and the stellar post-Oscar box-office performance comes as a blow to Netflix; making the streaming giant’s refusal to abide by the 90-day screening rule contentious. Despite “Parasite’s” availability for on-demand digital streaming at Amazon TV Prime and Apple’s iTunes, it did not stop moviegoers from flocking to theaters to find out why the non-English and foreign-produced movie is highly-acclaimed.

In the same week, Amazon TV Prime’s sales charts for their on-demand offer of digital streaming for “Parasite,’ as well as by way of DVD and Blu-Ray media, saw the film rising at the top.

Apparently, “Parasite” reflects the public’s enthusiasm and demand for high quality films regardless of how they want to view it; whether at theaters or in the privacy and comfort of their homes; or even both.

Netflix had previously stated that the company’s goal to win prestigious awards is not geared toward making a killing at the box office. The company is more interested in achieving subscription growth by providing quality content as soon as possible.

“Parasite” proved that even if a movie is available via streaming services, there is still a large population of viewers who find the cinema-screening experience quite enjoyable.

Neon, the New York-based American film distributor that acquired the rights to release “Parasite” in North America, from the 2018 American Film Market, is currently poised to expand the film’s showing in more than 2,000 locations across the U.S. As of this writing, “Parasite” has raked in as much as $44.3 million from the tills of North American theaters alone.

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