Foreign Press Association faces resistance from Netflix, Warner Bros. and celebrities due to lack of inclusiveness
Film studios, stars and most of the film industry are putting increasing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) yesterday stated that it will not broadcast the Golden Globes in 2022. . One of Hollywood’s oldest and most popular awards.
The network said in a statement that it believes the press association, which faces potential boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros. and many actors, is committed to reform.
The network said: “However, such a big change takes time and work, and we firmly believe that HFPA needs time to make it right.” “So, NBC will not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes its plan, we want us The program can be broadcast in January 2023.”
For a long time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has mocked its awards, but in an investigative article published in the Los Angeles Times in February, the organization described its suspicious criminal record. Black journalists are among its 87 voting members.
The Press Association has pledged to overhaul its organization and approved a plan last week to diversify its membership. But this has not stopped several production studios from threatening to withdraw from the globe.
Last week, Netflix and Amazon Studios said that if the association does not quickly carry out more drastic reforms, they will keep in touch with the association.
WarnerMedia said in a letter sent on Sunday and shared with the press on Monday that it will stop holding screenings and other events for them until more changes are made.
Hollywood is increasingly abandoning HFPA. A group of 100 entertainment advertising companies also stated that they would urge its customers to skip the function of the association. Mark Ruffalo (Mark Ruffalo) won the Golden Globe Award this year, he said: “He will never be proud or happy to receive this award.” Scarlett Johansson (Scarlett Johansson) said, HFPA News The press conference was because she “faced the issue of gender discrimination and the comments related to sexual harassment made by certain HFPA members.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not immediately comment on NBC’s announcement yesterday. Last week, he approved a plan to add at least 20 new members this year, “with a special focus on recruiting black members”, with the goal of increasing the number of members by 50% in the next 18 months.
Tom Cruise returns for his award
Tom Cruise dealt a heavy blow to the Hollywood Foreign Media Association yesterday. According to websites such as Variety Show and Deadline, he protested not returning the three Golden Globe Awards he won over the years.
These awards are the awards he won for best actor in “Jerry Maguire”, best actor in “born July 4th” and best actor in “Magnolia”.