Tom Cruise has returned his three Golden Globes in protest after criticisms levelled on the Hollywood International Press Affiliation proceed to create issues within the business.
The actor, who received for Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, is one in all many to face up towards the HFPA, the small group of worldwide journalists who vote on the awards, after an exposé highlighted failings. NBC has additionally introduced that it’s going to not be airing the 2022 Golden Globes.
The HFPA has been underneath hearth because the Los Angeles Occasions revealed allegations of corruption and impropriety in addition to an absence of any black members.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” a press release from the community learn. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
The community has proven the Golden Globes since 1996, paying about $60m a yr for rights. The latest ceremony, which noticed Nomadland win massive, noticed a 60% drop in viewers.
The final week has seen studios, publicists and stars proceed to distance themselves from the HFPA. Netflix, WarnerMedia and Scarlett Johansson have all urged the business to take motion. “Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA,” Johansson mentioned.
Almost 100 PR corporations representing the movie business mentioned they’d “continue to refrain from any HFPA-sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline”.
On four Might, the HFPA introduced adjustments to enhance variety and credibility, together with diversifying members and an finish to members taking “promotional items” from studios. However the Time’s Up organisation criticised the reforms as “window-dressing platitudes”. An open letter added: “Our community of vibrant creatives across all racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds deserve better.”
The Los Angeles Occasions ran two investigations within the lead-up to this yr’s ceremony, detailing many “ethical lapses” which have seen members courted by studios in addition to boundaries confronted by black journalists. Because the article was printed, the HFPA’s former president Phillip Berk was expelled for sharing an article with different members that referred to Black Lives Matter as “a “racist hate group”.
The HFPA has but to reply to the information.