NBC won’t host the Golden Globes in 2022 as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) struggles to enact diversity and inclusion reforms.
NBC said in a statement yesterday, “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 Golden Globes was the recipient of criticism shortly before the 2021 awards show when it was revealed that the HFPA has no black members.
Since canceling the 2022 show, it’s unknown if NBC will still pay the HFPA the $60 million annual fee for the right to air the Golden Globes. NBCUniversal signed an eight-year deal with the HFPA and dick clark productions, who produces the Golden Globes, in 2018 to host the show on its network at that price.
The Golden Globes isn’t the only award show shifting it’s focus to diversity. Back in September 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility in the Best Picture category.