The Oscars weren’t the only awards show that tried to capitalize on Chris Rock getting slapped in the face by Will Smith in front of the whole world. According to a new report, the Golden Globes tried to secure Rock as host for next year’s ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association reportedly offered Rock what is described as a “ton” of money, but the comedian gave the Globes the same answer he gave the Oscars when they tried to get him back: No. , Thank you.
ace disk The Golden Globes are reportedly in a sticky situation after last year’s broadcast was cut short when major stars boycotted the event over diversity concerns. The awards show is trying to get back on its feet, but it needs all the grades it can get, so it moves to bring a garbage truck full of money to Rock’s house. Via comic books:
This year’s show will be on NBC and Peacock, but there’s only a one-year deal, which means if their ratings don’t work out, there’s no guarantee of a new deal next year.
Using a fitting sports metaphor, Puck summed up the situation: “The Globes are now basically a player aging in a contract year, hoping to avoid a career-ending injury (like a celebrity boycott), put up numbers impressive enough, try free agency, and ultimately bring their talents to South Beach, or in this case, CBS or Netflix.”
Of course, if the Globes are that desperate for numbers, they could go the other direction and ask Will Smith to host. People would probably tune in just to see how many celebrities cringe as they take the stage to receive their awards. Something to think about.
(Via comic books)