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Why NBC dropped the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are under fire for a controversy linked to diversity

NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022
Signage promoting the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and NBC appear in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2020. NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.
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NBC said Monday it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes due to controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, according to CBS News.

  • “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement, according to CBS News. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right.”

The Golden Globes controversy, explained

The Los Angeles Times originally reported in February that there was financial impropriety and a lack of diversity among the membership of the HFPA, which picks the award winners for the Golden Globes.

  • The HFPA reportedly had ethical issues when it came to selecting winners, and had a lack of diversity within its group.
  • Specifically, none of the 87 HFPA members were Black, according to The Los Angeles Times.

After the investigation, HFPA said in March it would begin a “transformational change” to include more diversity within its ranks and create new policies that promote diversity and anti-racism messages.

Any celebrity reaction to the HFPA scandal?

Yes. Tom Cruise, the star of “Mission Impossible,” has reportedly returned his Golden Globes award trophies, according to Fox News. He specifically returned the trophies he won for his roles in ”Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia.”

So will the Golden Globes be on TV?

It’s unclear. Per CBS News, NBC would be open to air the award show if the HFPA follows through on its plan.