The Golden Globes are going to be in need of a new home, and I’m not sure they’re going to find one. Today, NBCUniversal announced it will not air the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony after a weekend in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was really raked over the coals by celebrities (Tom Cruise returned his damn Globes!) and studios alike, with Netflix, Warner Bros., and Amazon among those who have refused to be associated with them until significant reforms are made. All of this springs from an investigation into the HFPA membership, which is over 100 strong, and yet has no Black people as members.
Here is the statement from NBC (via Variety)…
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. 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.”
So this is short-term for now, but if the HFPA doesn’t get its shit together this could be a lasting situation. The timing for this is good, anyway, because ratings for awards shows have been in the toilet. My curiosity for this extends to whether another awards show, like maybe the Critics Choice, steps up to take its place?