NBC Cancels Golden Globes 2022, Issues Statement


Golden Globes Awards

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The 2022 Golden Globes have been canceled, as NBC waits to see if The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will enact changes after its commitment to reform. 

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In a statement made by NBC on Monday, the company said that the decision came as a result of attempting to allow the HFPA to change in the right way.

“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” said the Comcast-owned network this morning. “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 Golden Globes recently came under fire after it was revealed earlier this year that the HFPA has zero Black members, causing controversy over its voting and selection of various nominations. Prior to the 2021 Golden Globes, members of the HFPA promised to increase representation and adopt more inclusive policies. However, various studios and talent in Hollywood have continued to voice their unhappiness with the group, ultimately leading to the cancellation of the 2022 show. 

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As the iconic awards show turns to 2023, the HFPA will look to enact its reform quickly. The first step for that comes with a 50% increase in membership in the next 18 months, according to a Deadline report. The HFPA will also be hiring a CEO among other governance positions and will be implementing various conduct and ethics measures.