The BAFTA's are British and the Oscars are American and they both kind of blur the lines a bit, but the Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. I don't really see a problem with them unless one is a xenophobe. Ha! Truthfully, these award shows are more than just a pat on the back. They are no different than any of the numerous sports programs that show clips and blather on about sporting events. The commentary is mostly pointless, but it raises brand awareness and it provides money for advertisers. That's pretty much what these award shows are - public relations. It's big money. At least the Globes will be made palatable by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and the Oscars will be made very interesting by Seth Macfarlane.