Golden Globes: What the HFPA Needs to Do to Fix the ‘Minari’ Debacle
The Hollywood Foreign Press has come under fire again for the rule that disallows “Minari,” the story of a Korean immigrant family struggling to build a better life in Arkansas, from competing in the Golden Globes race for best drama or musical/comedy.
As the entertainment industry faces pressure to become more diverse and inclusive, both in the stories it tells and in terms of the actors and filmmakers it champions, the HFPA should have foreseen the outcry from Hollywood.The rules around Golden Globes eligibility for best picture categories are outdated and need to be overhauled — fast.“Minari,” which stars an American, is directed by an American and produced, financed, and distributed by U.S.
companies, is ineligible in the best picture categories and must compete in the foreign language category.
The problem was also faced by last year by “The Farewell,” Lulu Wang’s acclaimed dramedy, in 2019, which,
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