‘Golden Globes’: NBC Cancels 2022 Award Ceremony Amid Hollywood Foreign Press Association Backlash

by Evan Reier

After months of backlash due to a lack of diversity amongst its members, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will not see the Golden Globes televised by NBC.

The major award ceremony has been a mainstay of the entertainment scene since its inception in 1944. Created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the awards look to highlight the best in cinema and television.

However, recent observations and info has brought the Golden Globes under fire. There are two key aspects of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that have been scrutinized, both pertaining to diversity.

With that context in mind, NBC has announced their decision to not air the 2022 version event.

“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said, per TVLine. “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.”

So it’s not a completely locked door at NBC. But reopening it will require the HFPA to follow plans to address issues.

Golden Globes, HFPA Under Fire

As TVLine mentions, an issue and point of discussion for the HFPA is the lack of black representation. The HFPA has a total of 87 members, and the website says that none of its members are black.

On top of that, the Golden Globes was criticized the past couple of years due to its treatment of Asian films. Critically acclaimed movies like Parasite and Minari were excluded from the Best Motion Picture category and were instead kept to the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Minari was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and also Youn Yuh-jung win Best Supporting Actress. On the other hand, Parasite, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2020. It also won Best Director and Best Screenplay.