The Golden Globe Awards are still on the way, but in a way we’ve never seen before as the ceremony will neither be televised nor streamed online.
While the event was usually one of the highlights of awards season and one of the pre-cursor to Oscars, the Golden Globes have had to fall from grace in the eyes of the public and industry. It is not known what the future holds for the Golden Globes, but in the short term, the event is going ahead without spectators, red carpets or any stars.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group behind the Golden Globe Awards, is going ahead despite the massive boycott, and will announce the winners via a press release.
Why are stars boycotting the Golden Globes?
The HFPA has been widely criticized for its lack of diversity among its members. In 2021, Los Angeles Times reported that the group had not accepted a new black member since its former president, Mehr Tatna, in 2002.
In all, about 90 people from 55 countries created the HFPA. In the build-up to the 2021 Golden Globes, the Times’ Up movement launched a campaign against the HFPA, confirming that none of the 87 members were Black members. This prompted several celebrities, including Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Ava DuVernay, Shona Rhimes, Sean Hayes and Kerry Washington, to share the hashtag “#TIMESUPGlobes”.
In its initial statement to the response, the HFPA said the majority of its members were women, with more than 35% of its members from non-European countries around the world and that included people of color.
By May, the HFPA had announced its plans for a reform package to improve its rate of diversity, but that didn’t stop celebrities and broadcasters from boycotting the next Golden Globe Awards.
On May 3, 2021, the HFPA said there would be a 50% increase in members over the next 18 months, with a particular focus on including under-represented groups. The announcement was met with mild reactions and a mass boycott of the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.
Who is boycotting the Golden Globes?
NBC and Dick Clark Productions, the general broadcasters of the awards, announced that while they were in support of the reform, they would not broadcast the 2022 ceremony. In a statement, NBC said that if the changes take place, “we hope to be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
Times Up and more than 100 PR firms wrote an open letter to the HFPA criticizing the reforms for “lack of specifics” and claiming the changes would not be made in time to affect the next cycle of the Golden Globes.
Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia all followed suit and announced that they would stop working with the HFPA until improvements were made.
supporting the boycott, time limit reported that Tom Cruise is returning the three Golden Globe Awards he won for his work born on the 4th of july, jerry maguire And Magnolia.
As of October, the HFPA announced that it had added 21 new members with more diverse perspectives. Later that month he announced that the 2022 awards would continue to go ahead, despite there being no broadcaster.
While the nominations were live-streamed and announced in December by Snoop Dogg and HFPA President Helen Hohen, the ceremony will be held privately without any live streams or television broadcasts. The winners will be announced later via a press release.
The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held privately in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 9.