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Brendan Fraser to Boycott The Golden Globes

Brendan Fraser has had a tremendous comeback year thanks to his performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, which premiered earlier this year at the Venice International Film Festival. During a recent interview with GQ, the actor mentioned that he won’t be a part of next year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

Here’s what The Mummy star had to say: “I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. No, I will not participate. It’s because of the history that I have with them. And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me a lot of things, but not that.”

Fraser is referring to how he mentioned in 2018 that former head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk, inappropiately touched him in 2003. The incident made the actor “retreat and feel reclusive”, as he pointed out during that same interview. It is speculated that Fraser’s rejection of Berks’ inappropiate advances is what caused him to be “blacklisted” from Hollywood for so many years.

The 80th Golden Globes Awards ceremony will take place on January 10th, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. This year’s ceremony was cancelled after the overall rejection from the industry to the HFPA due to the organization not accepting more diverse members into their ranks. A one-year contract was signed with NBC for next year’s show.

Source: BBC

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Robert Hamer
8 days ago

Every nominated performer who decides to attend the Golden Globes next year should be confronted with this and asked why they’re not joining Fraser in solidarity.

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