NBC Won't Air 2022 Golden Globes Amid HFPA Controversy
Written by Black Voices on May 10, 2021
NBC on Monday stated it won’t air the 2022 Golden Globe Awards as a result of ongoing controversy with the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, the group chargeable for the award present.
Forward of the awards’ 78th annual ceremony, which aired in February, the Los Angeles Occasions revealed a number of controversial reviews concerning the HFPA, outlining moral lapses and an absence of numerous illustration inside the group, together with zero Black members.
“We proceed to imagine that the HFPA is dedicated to significant reform. Nevertheless, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we really feel strongly that the HFPA wants time to do it proper. As such, NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes,” NBC stated in an announcement Monday, in line with Selection. “Assuming the group executes on its plan, we’re hopeful we might be able to air the present in January 2023.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the hosts of this 12 months’s present, kicked off the February broadcast by addressing the controversy head-on, describing the HFPA as “90 worldwide no Black journalists” who “attend film junkets annually seeking a greater life.”
“You gotta change that,” Fey stated.
In a letter launched instantly after the present, Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the Time’s Up Basis, slammed the HFPA, claiming that statements made by representatives of the group earlier than and throughout the 2021 present “point out a elementary lack of awareness of the depth of the issues at hand.”
Craig Robinson, govt vp and chief range officer at NBCUniversal, advised the LA Occasions in March the community was encouraging the HFPA to make “mandatory adjustments,” together with recruiting Black members.
“Our perceived silence on this shouldn’t be equated with apathy or an absence of concern,” Robinson stated. “We’re taking these points very critically, and we additionally perceive our position and the significance of our position in encouraging HFPA to make what we deem to be mandatory adjustments — and we’re utilizing that affect.”
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