LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Amid continuing concern about the lack of diversity and overall management of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC has announced it will not televise the Golden Globes next year.
"We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform," according to a statement from the network. "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."
According to Variety, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is responsible for the award show, will have to decide how or if it will move forward next year without its usual broadcast partner.
NBC's announcement is the latest blow for the organization, which came under fire this year following a series of Los Angeles Times reports, most notably about the 87-member organization's lack of any Black members.
The reports also questioned the ethical practices of the group's members.
At this year's Golden Globes, the HFPA's leaders took to the stage, promising to do better.
Stars like Scarlett Johansson called on Hollywood to step back from the Golden Globes. Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported that Tom Cruise has returned the three Golden Globes he won.
Over the weekend, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos announced that the streaming company would cut ties with the HFPA until meaningful change was made.
"You can have a lot of words, you can say a lot of promises, but until that's actually done... and then when the proposals came through for plan to change, Hollywood looked at it and said, 'You know what? It's not good enough,'" said Variety Senior Editor Mark Malkin.
The HFPA released a statement which says in part, "Regardless of the next air date of the Golden Globes, implementing transformational changes as quickly - and as thoughtfully - as possible remains the top priority for our organization."
They also outlined the reforms they plan to make in the next year which does include increasing membership by 50 percent.
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