Amid outcry, NBC says it won’t air Golden Globes in 2022

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amid rising strain on the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, NBC stated Monday that won’t air the Golden Globes in 2022.

In an announcement, the community stated it believes the press affiliation — which is dealing with doable boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros. and lots of Hollywood stars — is dedicated to reform.

“Nevertheless, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we really feel strongly that the HFPA wants time to do it proper,” the community stated. “As such, NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the group executes on its plan, we’re hopeful we might be able to air the present in January 2023.”

The Hollywood International Press Affiliation, lengthy a topic of ridicule from even its personal telecast hosts, has come beneath fireplace following an investigative report by The Los Angeles Occasions that recounted the group’s questionable report on range — together with, presently, no Black members amongst its roughly 90 voting members.

The press affiliation has pledged to totally reform, and final week permitted a plan to, amongst different issues, range its membership. However that hasn’t stopped a number of studios from threatening to tug out of the Globes.

Final week, Netflix forged doubt on its future involvement with the HFPA.

“We don’t consider these proposed new insurance policies — notably across the dimension and pace of membership development — will deal with the HFPA’s systemic range and inclusion challenges, or the dearth of clear requirements for a way your members ought to function,” stated Netflix co-chief government Ted Sarandos wrote in a letter to the group.

Warner Bros. earlier Monday stated it could stop holding screenings and different occasions for the HFPA till it made extra substantial modifications.

“For much too lengthy, calls for for perks, particular favors and unprofessional requests have been made to our groups and to others throughout the trade,” WarnerMedia executives stated in a letter. “We remorse that as an trade, we now have complained, however largely tolerated this conduct till now.”

The outcry in opposition to the Hollywood International Press Affiliation has additionally included sturdy statements from Time’s Up, a bunch of 100 Hollywood publicity corporations and stars together with David Oyelowo, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson.

The Globes, produced by Dick Clark Productions, have suffered rankings drops lately however nonetheless rank among the many most-watched award exhibits — often third to the Oscars and the Grammys. The 78th Golden Globes, held Feb. 28, attracted 6.9 million viewers, a 63% drop from the 2020 telecast, watched by 18.4 million.

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