© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe statuette is shown with its red velvet-lined, leather-bound chest during a press conference on January 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS / Fred Prouser / File Photo
By Lisa Richwine and Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NBC stopped broadcasting the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 on Monday after Hollywood questions the ethics of the group that awards annual film and television awards and its lack of diversity had asked.
Tom Cruise joined a revolt led by streaming platforms and studios and returned the three Golden Globe statuettes he used for his roles in Jerry Maguire, Magnolia and Born on the Fourth of July "won, Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported.
NBC's decision came after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which awards the awards, agreed to recruit additional black members and make other changes over the next 18 months. The network initially welcomed the plan, but later said it would wait and see if the reforms work.
HFPA members were also accused of making sexist and racist statements and soliciting favors from celebrities and studios.
"Changing this magnitude will take time and labor, and we strongly believe it will take time for the HFPA to get it right, so NBC will not air the Golden Globes in 2022," NBC said in a statement.
"Assuming the organization goes ahead, we're confident we can air the show in January 2023," added NBC.
Following NBC's announcement, the HFPA said that implementing "transformational changes" was an urgent priority "regardless of the next Golden Globes air date."
In a statement, the HFPA confirmed its planned reforms and set out a detailed timetable. By August 2021, a new managing director is to be hired, 20 new members added, a new code of conduct approved and, among other things, training courses on diversity and sexual harassment offered.
The annual Golden Globes ceremony, attended by A-list stars and industry executives, has become one of the biggest Hollywood awards in the run-up to the Oscars. An investigation published in February by the Los Angeles Times found the group of 87 journalists had no black members and was scrutinized.
On Saturday, Scarlett Johansson joined critics like Netflix (NASDAQ :), Amazon (NASDAQ 🙂 Studios, WarnerMedia and dozens of top Hollywood advertising firms who said they would stop working with the HFPA if they didn't make sweeping changes .
WarnerMedia, which owns HBO cable channel and Warner Bros film studio, said in a letter to the HFPA that press conferences and events during the Golden Globe nomination and award process were about "racially insensitive, sexist and homophobic issues."
"For far too long, our teams and others in the industry have been asking for perks, special favors and unprofessional inquiries," said the WarnerMedia letter.
Johansson urged her fellow actors to "take a step back from the HFPA" and the Golden Globe events. In a statement, she said that in the past, "this has often meant asking sexist questions and comments from certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment".
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