Tom Cruise and NBC join the boycott against the 2022 Golden Globes after controversy over lack of diversity and corruption
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is in the midst of controversy after questionable financial practices came to light.
Accusations have also arisen for sexism Y homophobia, as well as the absence of racial diversity among the members of the committee for Golden Globes.
As a result of this situation, a boycott has been called against the awards. Tom cruise she was one of the first celebrities to join and decided to return her three association awards.
The actor won them for ‘Jerry Maguire’, ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Born on the 4th of July’, two as a lead actor and one as a supporting actor.
NBC has also decided to participate and announced that it will not broadcast the edition of the Golden Globes 2022. The network has been associated with the awards since 1958, being the network that has broadcast the gala every year since 1996.
“A change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we strongly believe that the HFPA needs time to get it right. NBC will not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes “
Through a statement, the chain stressed that it expects the organization to make the necessary changes and return with the transmission of the awards in 2023.
“Assuming the organization executes its plan, we hope to be in a position to broadcast the gala in January 2023.”
Scarlett Johansson He also spoke out for the controversy of the awards Golden Globes and invited the industry to move away from HFPA.
“As an actress promoting a movie, you are expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences and award shows. In the past, this often meant facing sexist questions and comments from certain HFPA members bordering on sexual harassment. That is the reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in his lectures »
Platforms join the boycott against HFPA
Netflix He also spoke out against the HFPA and announced that any collaboration with the organization had ceased.
“We will stop any activity with the organization until more significant changes are made. We know that there are many well-meaning members who want real change, and that we all have work to do to create an equitable and inclusive industry. “
Amazon studios it also announced in a statement that it would await a sincere and meaningful resolution before moving forward.
WarnerMedia, which owns brands such as HBO or Warner Bros. Pictures, has also severed relations with the institution.
HFPA it had announced that it would pass a reform to increase the number of black people in its ranks, as well as restrictions on the gifts members can receive and payments for serving on its committees.
However, this response has been considered insufficient so that the future of the Golden Globe it is in the air. The awards are 78 years old.