NBC Rebukes Hollywood International Press Affiliation, Will not Air 2022 Golden Globes : NPR

NBC says it is not going to broadcast the 2022 Golden Globe awards present — following an explosive investigative report from the LA Occasions alleging unethical actions from the group that bestows the awards.



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So NBC Common introduced that it is canceling its broadcast of subsequent yr’s Golden Globes. As NPR’s Mandalit del Barco studies, the information follows controversy over the group that is been giving out awards for movie and tv for the reason that Nineteen Forties.

MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: The Hollywood International Press Affiliation, the HFPA, has lengthy been accused of many issues, together with shady dealings, corruption and an absence of range.

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RICKY GERVAIS: Let’s have amusing at your expense, we could?

DEL BARCO: In 2020, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasted Hollywood and the HFPA throughout his opening monologue.

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GERVAIS: Many proficient individuals of shade had been snubbed in main classes. Sadly, there’s nothing we will do about that. The Hollywood International Press are all very, very racist. So…

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DEL BARCO: Earlier this yr, the Los Angeles Occasions revealed an explosive expose revealing the nonprofit group has zero Black members among the many 86 who vote on the awards. That was identified once more by co-host Tina Fey throughout this yr’s Golden Globes ceremony.

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TINA FEY: Inclusivity is necessary, and there aren’t any Black members of the Hollywood International Press. I understand, HFPA, possibly you guys did not get the memo as a result of your office is the again sales space of a French McDonald’s.

(LAUGHTER)

FEY: However you bought to alter that.

DEL BARCO: Three board members of the HFPA got here on stage to speak concerning the situation, too.

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HELEN HOEHNE: We acknowledge we now have our personal work to do. Similar to in movie and tv, Black illustration is important. We will need to have Black journalists in our group.

MEHER TATNA: We should additionally guarantee everybody from all underrepresented communities will get a seat at our desk. And we’re going to make that occur.

ALI SAR: Which means creating an setting the place various membership is the norm.

DEL BARCO: However criticism in opposition to the HFPA mounted. Hollywood A-listers and their publicists wrote an open letter demanding change and threatening boycott. This week, actor Tom Cruise reportedly returned his three Golden Globes in protest. Yesterday, Amazon and Warner Media introduced they had been boycotting any dealings with the HFPA. They adopted Netflix, whose co-CEO Ted Sarandos wrote a letter that NPR secured. We all know that you’ve got many well-intentioned members who need actual change, he wrote. However Netflix and most of the expertise and creators we work with can not ignore the HFPA’s collective failure to handle these essential points with urgency and rigor.

The HFPA pledged to reform, saying it’d discover a new CEO, an officer for range, fairness and inclusion, a brand new code of conduct and outreach for brand new members. However that was not sufficient for NBC Common. In a press release, it stated it believed the EPA is dedicated to significant reform, however, quote, “Change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we really feel strongly that the HFPA wants time to do it proper.” NBC says if the Hollywood International Press Affiliation does change, it would broadcast the Golden Globes in 2023. Mandalit del Barco, NPR Information.

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