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Oscars without the esteem

By Francesca Steele  

The Golden Globes are a terrible indicator of Oscars success—thank goodness for that

“The Golden Globes are just like the Oscars, but without all that esteem,” Globes host Ricky Gervais quipped recently. Media pundits and movie buffs often treat the Globes and the Oscars as interchangeable, relegating the former to the role of secondary ceremony whose primary purpose is to help predict Oscar triumph.

But the joke may well be on them. Because—and thank goodness for this—on closer inspection, the Globes are actually not a very reliable…

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