In a turn that’s really only shocking in so far as it’s happening now, and not a month ago, Netflix has confirmed that it won’t be holding its annual Golden Globes party with The Weinstein Co. this year. The studio has, of course, been right at the heart at the current sexual harassment scandal sweeping through Hollywood, as it weakly fends off bankruptcy rumors, and investigators attempt to tease out how much the company’s board knew about the alleged conduct of its CEO and founder, Harvey Weinstein, toward women.
Netflix has hosted a Golden Globes party with the company for the last three years, splitting costs and consolidating attention on the two companies’ various projects. Until October, when the Harvey Weinstein story broke, Netflix and TWC also had a long association with each other, collaborating on projects like Peaky Blinders, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and the massively expensive Marco Polo. That’s all over now, of course, and when The Weinstein Co. (understandably) announced it wasn’t throwing a Golden Globes party this year, Netflix confirmed that it was also backing out of its normal hosting duties.