Once a fixture in the awards season calendar — the raucous parties known to boost Oscar candidates’ campaigns — the Globes have been mired in controversy and NBC is not on Aired in . From criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the small group of international journalists who vote on the awards) to the fact that it will be in 2023 Returning to the silver screen, here’s what you need to know.
Why is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association criticized in 2021?
February 21, 2021, a Los Angeles Times investigation accuses HFPA of “self-dealing” and highlights potential conflict of interest. One of the facts is that 30 HFPA members flew to France to visit Emily’s set in Paris in 30. Two years later, the series was nominated for two Golden Globes, while more acclaimed shows like I May Destroy You were snubbed. It was revealed that the group had no black members. Its former chairman, Meher Tatna, later told Variety that it hadn’t had any black members for at least two decades. The backlash was swift, with several former Golden Globe nominees, including Ava DuVernay, demanding changes via social media.
at the 30 Golden Globe Award Ceremony in Golden February 21, the HFPA issued a statement in response saying: “We are fully committed to ensuring that our members reflect communities around the world who love film, television and the artists who inspire and educate them. We know we need to bring in Black members, as well as those from other representation Members with insufficient background, we will immediately embark on an action plan to achieve these goals as quickly as possible.”
What happened next?
Things quickly turned from bad to worse. In March 30, HFPA hired a new Strategic Diversity Advisor and vowed to at least 13% of its members will be black. However, in April, Deadline reported that HFPA member and former eight-term President Philip Berk sent an email sharing an article , labeling Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement.” Burke was fired, but the incident set off a chain of events that led to the departure of the HFPA’s crisis communications firm and diversity consultant.
The group unveiled further reform plans in May — promising diversification and proposing limits on the gifts its constituents could accept — but Netflix, Amazon Studios and WarnerMedia Both announced they would boycott the HFPA until more meaningful changes emerge. In May 10, NBC issued a statement that it would not air the 30 Golden Globes. “We remain confident that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” it wrote. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that HFPA will take time to do well. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we hope we will be able to air the show in January
So, did the Golden Globes appear in 2021?
Yes, but not in the form we’ve grown accustomed to. On January 4th, 2023, Variety reported that the HFPA failed to prepare for the upcoming ceremony. A few hours later, the outlet revealed that the 2021 Golden Globes will be “very streamlined [and] will focus on announcing this year’s winners, while also focusing on the HFPA’s philanthropic work. There will be no Audience, only selected HFPA members and philanthropy recipients will be in the room. There will be no red carpet and no media credential requests for the event.” On January 6, a HFPA representative added: “This year’s event will be a private event and will not be broadcast live. We will provide live updates on the winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”
Kim Will the Ball Awards air on 2023?
That must be what the HFPA has been working on. In October 2021, its members accepted 21 new voters, six of whom were black. Eligibility is also expanded to all accredited journalists working for foreign publications in the United States (not just those working in Southern California), prohibits acceptance of gifts, and requires current members to apply for reaccreditation. However, there is of course much work to be done.