Earlier this month, Netflix’s Emily in Paris was nominated for two Golden Globes, which confused many as several notable successes such as Minari were left out. More recently, a report states that over 30 members were sent on a press trip to France in 2019.
The new report by the Los Angeles Times reveals that over 30 Golden Globe voters were actually bribed by creators of the heavily-spoken-of series starring Lily Collins.
According to the news outlet, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) were sent on a press trip to the show’s set in France back in 2019 by Paramount Network.
The trip included a ‘two-night stay at the five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, where rooms currently start at about $1,400 USD a night, and a news conference and lunch at the Musée des Arts Forains, a private museum filled with amusement rides dating to 1850 where the show was shooting.’
An anonymous person also shared that the voters were treated like royalty on their stay. Another member, who declined the trip, shared, ‘there was a real backlash and rightly so — that show doesn’t belong on any best of 2020 list…’
‘It’s an example of why many of us say we need change. If we continue to do this, we invite criticism and derision.’