NBC will not broadcast 2022 Golden Globes in reprimand for Hollywood Foreign Press Association: NPR


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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association last week voted to approve a sweeping reform proposal, but the group’s pledges to turn around did little to reassure entertainment companies.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association last week voted to approve a sweeping reform proposal, but the group’s pledges to turn around did little to reassure entertainment companies.

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NBC said a “no, thanks” for a Golden Globe next year, and told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that they need to work together on the lack of diversity and other recently revealed issues.

The network is the latest company to distance itself from the press group it was Accused Self-dealing, corruption and conflicts of interest.

“We continue to believe that the Hollywood Foreign Journalists Association is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement on Monday. “However, a change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we strongly feel HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not offer the 2022 Golden Globes Award. Assuming the organization implements its plan, we hope it will be in a position to do so.” The show will air in January 2023.

The 86-member organization was struggling to clean up its reputation and last week voted for Reform proposal Includes finding a new CEO, diversity head, equity and inclusion chief, and a hotline for reporting behavior violations. The search for new members also begins, which currently includes zero blacks.

But the promises of the transformation did little to calm the entertainment companies. On the same day that HFPA approved the new plan, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos announced that the broadcasting company would cut ties with the Golden Globes.

“We do not believe that these proposed new policies – particularly with regard to the size and speed of membership growth – will address the challenges of the systematic diversity and inclusion of HFPA, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should function,” Sarandos said in a letter. To the HFPA Leadership Committee obtained by NPR.

“So we suspend any activities with your organization until more meaningful changes are made.”

Amazon Studios also gave HFPA the ultimatum to change or something else.

“We haven’t worked with HFPA since these issues were first brought up, and like the rest of the industry, we await an honest and significant decision before moving forward,” said Jennifer Salk, president of the studio, in a statement. Depending to The Hollywood Reporter.

And in another devastating blow to the beleaguered organization, WarnerMedia said on Sunday that it too is no longer working with HFPA.

“While we applaud the HFPA members’ approval of a plan to move forward towards radical reform, we do not believe that the plan goes far enough in addressing our scope of concerns, and your timeline does not clarify the urgent need in which these issues must be addressed, ”Ann Sarnoff, President and Director CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks WarnerMedia and heads of several other departments of the company wrote in a letter.

He continued, “WarnerMedia Studios and Networks will continue to refrain from direct engagement with HFPA, including accredited press conferences and invitations to cover other industry events with talent, until these changes are implemented.”

Saar added that the boycott “includes work with HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Warner Bros. Television, TNT and TBS.”


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