The 2022 Golden Globe Awards have been canceled on NBC, with the network joining the rising tide of protest against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over lack of diversity in the ranks.
The move is one of many recent developments spelling potential doom for longstanding awards shows like the Academy Awards, which have generally been led by calls for greater diversity in the voting organizations. NBC’s announcement follows extensive efforts to boycott the show in the face of what many have called insufficient efforts to reform.
NBC pays an annual fee of $60 million for the right to air the Golden Globes, but they decided to shutter the 2022 Globes.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has come under fire in recent months for having zero black people in its organization.
Out of 87 members, not a single one is black.
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“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” an NBC rep said in a statement. “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.”
“We don’t believe these proposed new policies — particularly around the size and speed of membership growth — will tackle the HFPA’s systemic diversity and inclusion challenges, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should operate,” Netflix boss Ted Sarandos wrote in a letter to HFPA last week. “So we’re stopping any activities with your organization until more meaningful changes are made.”
Last week the HFPA announced it would be making changes to its organization to makes its membership more diverse.
Apparently, this wasn’t enough for WarnerMedia, Netflix, and Amazon so they all cut ties with HFPA.
Fewer and fewer Americans are watching Hollywood awards shows these days because they’ve become insufferable wokefests.
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