On Monday, Tom Cruise filed a complaint against the HFPA by returning his three Golden Globe awards for his roles in ‘Jerry Maguire,’ ‘Magnolia,’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’
Cruise has joined Scarlett Johanson, Mark Ruffallo, and a slew of other Hollywood actors in protesting the Academy’s lack of diversity and ethics in handing out the annual awards for film and television.
For the same reason, NBC announced on Monday that it would no longer air the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022.
Even though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which gives out the awards, decided to add more Black members and make other improvements over the next 18 months, NBC made its decision. The network had initially expressed support for the initiative but later stated that it would wait to see if the changes were successful.
Members of the HFPA have also been accused of making sexist and racial comments, as well as begging celebrities and studios for favours.
“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,” NBC added.