NBC refuse to air Golden Globe over lack of diversity

by Helvine Achieng
May 12, 2021

NBC, which has been airing the Golden Globes awards ceremony since 1996, said it would not broadcast the show in 2022. The Golden Globes are second only to the Oscars in terms of profile.

The HFPA, whose members vote on the awards presented at the Golden Globes, has recently faced months of criticism stemming from a Los Angeles Times report back in February that revealed it had not had a single black member for 20 years.

"Any organization or sponsors that set themselves up to pass judgment on our vibrant community of creators and talent must do better," said Times Up president Tina Tchen.

Joining the chorus of outrage on Monday was actor Tom Cruise, who returned to the HFPA three Golden Globes he has won over the years, including two Best Actor statuettes for Jerry Maguire and Born on the Fourth of July. Hollywood has faced repeated criticism over its lack of inclusion, and further, Warner Media, Netflix and Amazon Studios have already refused to participate in HFPA-related events.