LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Golden Globes will take place despite NBC’s decision not to broadcast the awards ceremony in Hollywood over concerns over its record on diversity and transparency, organizers announced on Friday (October 15th). .
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) – which votes on the Globes and has been criticized for allegations of racism, sexism, intimidation and corruption – said the winners of the annual film and television awards will be announced on January 9.
No details were given on how the awards will be announced, or whether a physical ceremony will take place.
The prestigious Globes usually kicks off Hollywood’s brilliant awards season and attracts scores of Tinseltown stars to a lavish, champagne-soaked ceremony.
But NBC ended the party in May, after major Hollywood studios suspended involvement with the HFPA and stars such as Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson criticized the group.
At the time, Netflix and Amazon Studios said they would not work with the HFPA until more “significant” and “significant” reforms were made to its ranks.
The controversy stems from a report in February that the HFPA had no black members in its ranks, although discontent with the group has been brewing in Hollywood for years.
This month, the HFPA admitted 21 new members into what it called the “largest and most diverse” new class in its 78-year history, with a similar expansion slated for next year.
The group also announced a five-year partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to “increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the global entertainment industry.”