What will become of the Golden Globe Awards?
Los Angeles, California - The Golden Globes are in limbo.
The Golden Globe Awards, criticized earlier this year over its organizers' allegedly lame attempts to address its lack of diversity and widespread scandal, will not air its longstanding awards show next year as in years past, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced.
The association does, however, plan on doling out the awards it has bestowed since 1944 – it just isn’t sure how.
"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 source told The Wrap.
In a letter from the HFPA on Friday, the organization outlined submission rules for studios – but not much else.
It is unclear if the awards will continue with another network or streaming service, a formal ceremony, or present the awards in another format.
The foreign press association was roundly criticized by numerous stars, including Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson, after the Los Angeles Times reported in February that the 87-member organization didn’t have a single Black person in its voting ranks. Its ex-president was then expelled and several of its executives resigned in April.
The HFPA has since worked to rectify its image, most recently by admitting a slew of new members who identify as Black, Asian, and Latino, and forming a partnership with the NAACP to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, the press association announced last week.
While hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler addressed the issue in this year’s virtual awards, it wasn’t enough for NBC, which canceled next year’s broadcast.
It is still up in the air if, or how, the 2022 awards will be viewed at all.
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