Entertainment 'Emily in Paris' producers flew Golden Globes judges out to Paris for luxury set visit in 2019, report says
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- Golden Globes voters were given a luxury tour of the "Emily in Paris" set, the LA Times reported.
- Over 30 Globes voters were reportedly part of the trip.
- Earlier this year, "Emily in Paris" received two controversial Golden Globes nominations.
Producers of Netflix's Euro-comedy "Emily in Paris" flew over 30 Golden Globes voters to France for a luxury visit of the show's set,in a new investigation.
The report, which was published by the Times over the weekend, delves into what the newspaper described as allegations of "ethical conflicts" and a "culture of corruption" within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the influential but enigmatic organization that runs the annual Golden Globe Awards.
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Song-and-dance movies once dominated the hybrid category, but in recent years they’ve been few and far between, presenting a challenge for films like ‘Eurovision Song Contest.’In any event, it would be one of those rare years in which genuine movie musicals dominate the Globes category, where more often musicals have been overshadowed by comedies.
The investigation largely focuses on the validity of Golden Globes nominations, which have often. The report says there is a widespread belief in Hollywood that Globes voters can be "wheedled and swayed with special attention and access to A-list stars" before detailing a luxury trip to Paris that Paramount Network - the original producers of "Emily In Paris" - gave to more than 30 members of the HFPA.
The trip included "a two-night stay at the five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, where rooms currently start at about $1,400 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," the report read.
One unnamed member of the HFPA who took part in the trip told the LA Times that the show's producers treated them like "kings and queens" throughout their time in France.
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The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 28 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC Read on for the nominations. Best television series — musical or comedyThe Flight AttendantThe GreatSchitt's CreekTed LassoEmily in Paris Best motion picture – musical or comedyPalm SpringsOne Night in MiamiBorat: Subsequent MoviefilmThe PromHamilton Best actor in a television series — dramaJason Bateman, OzarkJosh O'Connor, The CrownBob Odenkirk, Better Call SaulAl Pacino, HuntersMatthew Rhys, Perry Mason Best actress in a miniseries or television filmCate Blanchett, Mrs.
Insider has reached out to the HFPA, Paramount Network, and Netflix for comment.
"Emily in Paris" was acquired from Paramount by Netflix and premiered on the streamer late last year. The show follows thein Paris who works at a high-end marketing firm. And despite widespread critical panning, the show picked up two Golden Globes nominations earlier this month including Best TV Comedy.
The show's Globes nominations shocked many people including members of the industry. Deborah Copaken, who is a staff writer on the show who wrotein which she admitted to being "stunned" that "Emily in Paris" received two nominations while Michaela Coel's acclaimed drama .
"That 'I May Destroy You' did not get one Golden Globe nod is not only wrong, it's what is wrong with everything," Copaken wrote.
In November, a court ruled against Norwegian entertainment journalist Kjersti Flaa who filed a lawsuit against the HFPA after she was denied admissions to the organization. In her suit, Flaa said that the HFPA isstifles competition for its members.
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