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NBC drops 2022 Golden Globes; Tom Cruise returns trophies

NBC dropped its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 after Hollywood backlash over the ethics of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its lack of diversity

5/11/2021 4:12:00 AM

NBC dropped its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 after Hollywood backlash over the ethics of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its lack of diversity

U.S. television network NBC on Monday dropped its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 after a Hollywood backlash over the ethics of the group that hands out the annual awards for film and television and its lack of diversity.

NBC's decision came even after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hands out the awards, agreed to recruit more Black members and make other changes over the next 18 months.read moreThe network had initially welcomed the plan but later said it would wait to see if the reforms worked.

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HFPA members have also been accused of making sexist and racist remarks and soliciting favors from celebrities and studios."Change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes," NBC said in a statement.

"Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023," NBC added.1/5The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe statuette is seen with its red velvet-lined, leather-bound chest during a news conference in Beverly Hills, California January 6, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo headtopics.com

Read MoreAfter NBC's announcement, the HFPA said implementing "transformational change" remained an urgent priority "regardless of the next air date of the Golden Globes."In a statement, the HFPA reiterated its planned reforms and gave a detailed timetable. It said that by August 2021, it would hire a new chief executive, add 20 new members, approve a new code of conduct and provide diversity and sexual harassment training among other steps.

The annual Golden Globes ceremony, attended by A-list stars and industry executives, has become one of the biggest Hollywood awards shows in the run-up to the Oscars. But it has been under close scrutiny following an investigation published in February by the Los Angeles Times that showed the group of 87 journalists had no Black members.

On Saturday, Scarlett Johansson joined critics including Netflix, Amazon Studios, WarnerMedia and dozens of Hollywood's top publicity companies, who said they would no longer work with the HFPA unless it made far-reaching changes.WarnerMedia, which includes cable channel HBO and movie studio Warner Bros, said in letter to the HFPA that it was concerned about "racially insensitive, sexist and homophobic questions" at press conferences and events during the Golden Globe nominations and awards process.

"For far too long, demands for perks, special favors and unprofessional requests have been made to our teams and to others across the industry," the WarnerMedia letter said.Johansson urged her fellow actors to "take a step back from the HFPA" and Golden Globe events. In a statement, she said that in the past "this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment." headtopics.com

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NBC Drops 2022 Golden Globes BroadcastWhen we last checked in on NBC regarding the Golden Globes, whose parent organization the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire earlier this year for a decades-long lack of Black members, the network was breaking its silence on an awards show it has broadcast for the past 25 years. “We are taking these issues very seriously, and we also understand our role and the importance of our role in encouraging HFPA to make what we deem to be necessary changes — and we are using that influence,” said NBCUniversal executive vice president and chief diversity officer Craig Robinson to the Los Angeles Times in a piece that ran in March.

The 2022 Golden Globes Are Canceled at NBCNext year's Golden Globes ceremony has been canceled at NBC. The network cited the HFPA's need for “meaningful reform' in their announcement. Good. Celebrities could go away and nobody would care. So is it just the awards show cancelled or the actual awards too? It was often viewed as a promo award, as part of Oscar campaigning and a party award too 🤷‍♀️

NBC Won't Air 2022 Golden Globes Amid HFPA Controversy, Org RespondsNBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes amid controversy with the HFPA. HFPA really means grave deep ratings 🤣😂🤣 The left will always lose in the end,bc us 'Trumpers' outnumber their rich a$$es by 40 million plus Awards shows suck shit anyways especially after the Grammys snub of the Weeknd.

HFPA Reacts to NBC Canceling the 2022 Golden GlobesThe HFPA has released a statement following news that NBC has canceled plans to air the 2022 GoldenGlobes. BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN 🔥

NBC cancels Golden Globes for 2022, saying HFPA must first address its problemsNBC said it hopes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can fix major issues, including lack of racial representation, and be back on air in 2023. good Obsolescence? No one cares.