NBC has canceled broadcasting of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards after complaints of moral lapses and a lack of diversity within the group that offers annual awards for film and television work.
Actor Tom Cruise joined a move led by digital broadcasting platforms and production studios, and returned the three Golden Globes he won for his roles in “Jerry Maguire”, “Magnolia” and “Born on the Fourth of July”, according to Reuters. .
NBC’s decision came after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globe’s distributor, agreed to include more black members and make other changes over the next 18 months. The TV network initially welcomed the plan, but later said it would wait to see if the reforms work.
League members have also faced charges of making racist and sexist comments, as well as soliciting benefits and services from celebrities and studios.
NBC said in a statement: “A change of this enormous size takes time and effort, and we have a strong feeling that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association needs time to be able to do it properly. Therefore, NBC will not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globe concert. “. The statement added, “We hope that we will be able to broadcast the concert in January 2023, assuming the League succeeds in implementing its plan.”
The annual Golden Globes party, attended by stars and top entertainment officials, has become one of the biggest awards shows in Hollywood. But it is now under intense scrutiny after an investigation published by the Los Angeles Times last February showed that the 87-member association does not have any black members.