NBC will not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes.
The decision comes amid a Hollywood Foreign Press Association that’s marred with controversy over a lack of diversity. This is due in part to a Los Angeles Times investigation that raised ethical questions about the HFPA and its absence of Black members. After that investigation, the HFPA promised to bring in Black members.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement Monday. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.”
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The network said if the organization “executes on its plan,” it is “hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
The Golden Globes are the main source of income for the HFPA. According to a 2018 report in Variety, NBC was paying $60 million for broadcast rights in an eight-year contract that runs through 2026. It’s unlikely the Globes can move to another network under the terms of the NBC agreement.
This year’s Globes also hit a record-low of 6.9 million viewers, down 64% from the 18.4 million people who watched the January 2020 ceremony.
15 Black Actors & Actresses Who’ve Won Golden Globes (PHOTOS)
1. Sidney Poitier became the first American American to win a Golden Globe. He won Best Actor for his role in “Lillies Of The Field.”Source: 1 of 9
2. Denzel Washington took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in “The Hurricane” and for Best Supporting Actor for his part in “Glory.”Source: 2 of 9
3. Whoopi Goldberg took home an award twice! One for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Ghost,” and another for Best Actress for her iconic role in “The Color Purple.”Source: 3 of 9
4. Diana Ross won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer in 1973.Source: 4 of 9
5. Eddie Murphy took home the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jimmy Early in “Dreamgirls.”Source: 5 of 9
6. Comedienne Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious.”Source: 6 of 9
7. Stevie Wonder took home the award for Best Original Song for his ballad “I Just Called To Say I Love You.”Source: 7 of 9
8. James Earl Jones won the award for Most Promising Male Newcomer back in 1971.Source: 8 of 9
9. Lou Gosset Jr. won Best Supporting Actor in the film “An Officer & A Gentleman.”Source: 9 of 9
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