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Journalist Rui Pedro Tendinha among new voters for the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood – Observer



Journalist Rui Pedro Tendinha among new voters for the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood – Observer

Portuguese journalist Rui Pedro Tendinha is among 103 new voters which can choose the nominees and winners of the North American Golden Globe Film and Television Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said.

For the first time in its history, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has appointed non-member professionals to vote and select Golden Globe nominees and winners, an unprecedented gesture in the name of diversity and expansion of the voting body.

“The inclusion of non-members from international markets allows us to increase the number of voters faster, maintain our international identity and maintain commitment to add qualified and experienced entertainment journalists“, – said in a statement the president of the association, Helen Höhne.

According to the association, 103 new voters from 62 countries, of which 43.5% are from Europe, 18.5% from Latin America, 17% from Asia, 9% from the Middle East and 7% from Africa.


Among them are the journalist and film critic Rui Pedro Tendinha, who currently writes for Diário de Notícias, collaborates with other media and leads the CineTendinha project. According to the biography on the official page, the journalist is also a member of the International Federation of Film Critics.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the Golden Globes, has about a hundred members. including the Portuguese Ruy Enriques Coimbra and Barbara de Oliveira Pinto.

In the past two years, the association has been heavily criticized by the film industry, especially after the publication of an investigation by the American newspaper Los Angeles Times in 2021, which raised doubts about the functioning and ethical behavior of this organization. .

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During the investigation, the newspaper painted an image of the association’s dubious activities, protectionist towards its members and out of touch with reality, saying that the members received large remuneration, the origin of which was opaque, and not all of them were actually journalists.

The association has also been criticized for its lack of diversity in the selection of nominees for awards first awarded in 1944.

Considered one of the season’s most important stops before the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards were presented last January without any television ceremony or celebrity presence when the association recognized a profound reform by changing procedures and codes. behavior to respond to criticism of corruption and lack of diversity.

“Our work is not yet complete and we will continue to select and recruit new members and non-members. to grow, diversify and strengthen the Golden Globes and preserve their unique international character,” Neil Phillips, head of the association’s diversity department, said in a statement regarding the exposure of 103 new voters.

The association has yet to announce a date for the 80th Golden Globes, but The Hollywood Reporter reported last August that the ceremony would again be televised on NBC television, pointing to January 10, 2023.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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