NBC refuses to air 2022 Golden Globes over lack of diversity within Hollywood Foreign Press Association 1 month ago

NBC refuses to air 2022 Golden Globes over lack of diversity within Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Netflix and WarnerMedia Studios have also cut ties with the organisation.

NBC has said it won't air the 2022 Golden Globes due to a lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

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The network added that it is hopeful that it will "be in a position to air the show in January 2023", providing the organisation successfully executes a "meaningful reform" plan before then.

NBC is the latest company to cut ties with the press group, which has been accused of self-dealing, corruption and conflicts of interest, according to the LA Times.

"We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform," NBC said in a statement on Monday.

"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 organisation executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023."

The 86-member organisation voted last week for a massive overhaul proposal, which includes finding a new CEO, a hotline to report misconduct and a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

The HFPA is also set to begin searching for new members as the organisation currently includes no black people.

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Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos recently announced the streaming company is cutting ties with the Golden Globes.

"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," Sarandos said in a letter to the HFPA's Leadership Committee, obtained by NPR.

"So we're stopping any activities with your organisation until more meaningful changes are made."

WarnerMedia also said in a statement on Sunday that it will also be distancing itself from the HFPA in a letter signed by Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks, as well as a number of other executives.

The WarnerMedia Studios boycott will also extend to companies such as HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Warner Bros. Television, TNT and TBS.