NBC announced on Monday that they will not air the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony next year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or HFPA, the organization that puts on the ceremony, has been criticized in recent months for a lack of racial diversity among its voting members and various ethical concerns. The organization is said to have no Black voting members.
A spokesperson for NBC said: “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, 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. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has vowed to diversify its membership and make other changes. However, many actors and major entertainment companies such as Netflix, Amazon Studios and WarnerMedia have sought to distance themselves from the organization, saying they would not work with the HFPA until more sweeping changes are made in the group’s demographic makeup and ethics rules.
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