The Golden Globe Awards are again, no less than for now. NBC and Dick Clark Productions introduced on Sept. 20 the forthcoming return of the award present in honor of its eightieth anniversary in 2023. The present was beforehand on hiatus following mounting criticism over the lack of diversity in its voting body
Frances Berwick, the chairman of leisure networks at NBCUniversal, acknowledged the HFPA’s “dedication to ongoing change” in a press release. Dick Clark Productions President Adam Stotsky mentioned, “We have seen first-hand the dedication of the HFPA because it continues to modernize and act on its essential mission.”
As the overall award-show circuit faces ongoing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times revealed an exposé in 2021 detailing “moral lapses” inside the HFPA. Perhaps most horrifying, it discovered that there have been no Black members in the affiliation, which, on the time, consisted of 87 journalists. Many actors would go on to precise their disapproval, and Time’s Up known as out the group in a full-page advert. Shortly after, NBC mentioned it will not air the 2022 ceremony, which nonetheless awarded nominees however was not televised.
In the yr since, the HFPA claims to have added 103 voters. The voting physique is now 51.5 % “racially and ethnically numerous,” and Black voters comprise 10 %. The affiliation additionally donated $4.5 million to numerous journalism packages, film-restoration tasks, and charities benefiting marginalized communities, though it didn’t identify particular organizations. “The HFPA stays dedicated to essential adjustments and supporting packages that prioritize range, inclusion, and transparency,” its president Helen Hoehne mentioned.
The Golden Globes will air on NBC on Jan. 10, 2023. Nominations shall be introduced on Dec. 12.