- The HFPA has announced new rule changes to clarify the roles of anthology series' and voice-only acting in 'The Mandalorian.'
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday new changes to the Golden Globes eligibility rules. While the HFPA previously changed the rules to fit the current pandemic—allowing films that premiered though streaming instead of theaters to be eligible—the new changes acknowledge new situations happening in the industry.
In a move prompted by Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian, HFPA stated that “voice-only performances are not eligible in any acting category.” Pascal wore a mask through the first season of the show and only showed his face for a few seconds in the season finale. The actor also had others step in to do stunts or act completely while he provided the voice for the bounty hunter. Pascal did not appear in the fourth episode of the season due to acting in King Lear on Broadway. He did the voice over for the work done by Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder.
HFPA has renamed a category to include anthology series articles. The Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, will allow actors who appeared in at least 50% of the anthology series. The update applies to both lead actor and actress categories. This means an actor can’t be nominated if they only appeared in one episode. Anthology series began to be recognized last year at the awards due to their bigger presence.
The HFPA, which is compromised of a group of LA-based journalists for foreign publications, will also allow lifetime members of the HFPA to vote on the Golden Globes. Another change will allow foreign films that did not premiere in their country of origin to be eligible.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as co-hosts for the 2021 ceremony which has not announced a date yet.