Down With the Golden Globes!

In yesterday’s Independent, journalistic malcontent Toby Young worked himself into a fine lather about the Golden Globes—the “standing joke” of the Hollywood awards season. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands out the Globes, is all but bought off by the stars. “A typical junket will end with the stars of the film in question dutifully posing for photographs with every single member of the association, a process that usually takes several hours,” Young writes. “Some of the hacks even bring their pets along to appear in the photos.” Young also notes that in 1982, Pia Zadora won the Globe for “New Star of the Year”—the very same year she won “Worst Actress” at the Razzies.