The annual awards season in the entertainment industry kicks off Sunday night with the Golden Globes, where achievements in movies and television are recognized. This year’s show could be worth viewing as it’s being hosted once again by British actor/comic Ricky Gervais. In past years as host he was refreshingly willing to deliver stinging barbs towards celebrities, eliciting gasps and groans from the bedecked crowd of self-serious performers.
The awards are dispensed by the group known as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a nebulous organization that has been giving out trophies since the 1940s. It is a grand gala affair, broadcast worldwide, with numerous A-list celebrities in attendance.
And it is all considered an open joke in the industry.