Tuesday, May 11, 2021

NBC Will Not Air Golden Globes Awards In 2022 Over Diversity Row

 NBC on Monday canceled its broadcast of next year’s prestigious Golden Globes Awards following the organizer’s controversial record on diversity and transparency.

The Guardian

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, comprised of some 90 journalists who vote for Tinseltown’s second-biggest annual film and television awards, has been under fire for months following widespread allegations of racism, sexism, bullying and corruption among its ranks.

Last week, the group approved a raft of reforms to become “more inclusive and diverse” by an “overwhelming” margin, hoping to draw a line under months of negative publicity.

But the backlash from Hollywood has been fierce, with A-listers such as Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and powerful executives lining up to condemn the changes as too slow, lacking in specifics and failing to address some of the industry’s most fundamental grievances.

The Golden Globes typically take place in January, kicking off a film award season that culminates in the Oscars which are set for February 27, 2022.

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