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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – May 12

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: May 12, 2021  

Golden Globes Cancelled?

NBC will not air the Golden Globes in 2022, the network confirmed in a statement on Tuesday following the LA Times’ investigation that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the body that hands out the awards, has no Black members. The lack of diversity representation would have meant that some deserving films could have been overlooked at the awards ceremony.

The development comes after Netflix, Amazon Studios and WarnerMedia (HBO and HBO Max owners) called out the organization and pulled the plug on any interactions between them and their talents.

In response to the backlash, the HFPA vowed to implement changes including increasing its membership by 50% over the next 18 months and recruiting Black members, but industry players have termed the changes as “too little, too late” and “sorely lacking”.

The fate of the Golden Globes’ survival going forward squarely lies on HFPA’s next move.

Celebrating Bob Marley’s 40th Anniversary

Tuesday, May 11th, marked 40 years since the untimely passing of Bob Marley. Described as one of the most influential Reggae personalities, the dread-locked troubadour has inspired most of the biggest names in the genre this decade.

Marley is famed for legendary hits Buffalo Soldier, No Woman No Cry, and One Love. The king of Reggae succumbed to melanoma cancer in 1981 at age 36.

The Green Knight Trailer Released

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men.

Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

The Green Knight arrives in theatres July 30, 2021. Watch the trailer below.

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