Looks like there will be one less award show next year … NBC just axed the 2022 Golden Globes because of a lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The network announced its decision to cut ties with the Golden Globes Monday, citing the need for “meaningful reform” at the HFPA, which is stirring outrage in Hollywood due to a lack of people of color among its members.
NBC says it won’t air the Golden Globes in 2022, but the network’s leaving the door open for the award show’s return in January 2023, as long as the HFPA follows through with a new plan to increase membership among POC.
Remember, the HFPA — a non-profit made up of international journalists who put on (and vote for winners of) the Golden Globes — has been called out for reportedly having ZERO Black members for several years now.
The hosts of this year’s Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, even raised the issue during NBC’s February broadcast.
NBC’s decision to ax the Globes comes the same day Tom Cruise reportedly returned his 3 Golden Globe trophies to the HFPA in a sign of protest.
There’s been growing opposition to HFPA … as we reported, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson recently called on Hollywood to “step back” from HFPA, and the Globes by extension.
Meanwhile, the HFPA says it’s planning to make sweeping changes … like admitting 20 new members with a focus on Black recruitment.
NBC says change at the HFPA “takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right.”
See ya in 2023?!?
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