The 2022 Golden Globes are going ahead in a brand new format.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the embattled group behind the annual awards present — has plans to nonetheless maintain subsequent 12 months’s ceremony regardless of NBC saying earlier this 12 months that it could not broadcast the present, in accordance with a report by The Wrap.
“The HFPA plans to recognize the performances of 2021 to celebrate the great work of the industry this past year at the 79th annual Golden Globes,” a supply stated.
The HFPA has been beneath fireplace this 12 months after a Los Angeles Times article revealed that there have been no Black journalists amongst its 87 members and that the members have accepted lavish items from movie and TV studios which have gone on to obtain nominations.
Several main celebrities got here out amid the HFPA’s backlash to denounce the group and its lack of variety, together with Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Cruise and Kerry Washington, amongst others.
Following the backlash, NBC — which has lengthy broadcast the annual awards present — introduced in May that it could not telecast the present subsequent 12 months, stating: “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. 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. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
The HFPA has responded to the backlash and acknowledged it’s engaged on implementing change all through the group. This 12 months, the group has introduced a brand new interim chief government officer, Todd Boehly, elected a brand new board of administrators, added a various group of 21 new members and teamed with the NAACP to evaluate its variety targets.
It is unclear what format the HFPA will take for the 2022 Golden Globes. The report signifies Boehly has reached out to publicists and studios on the brand new guidelines and rules for submitting candidates for awards classes. The group has not acknowledged if subsequent 12 months’s Golden Globes shall be broadcast.
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