Celebrities react to HFPA, Golden Globes controversy


Stars in Hollywood are talking out amid the heightened controversy surrounding the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation (HFPA) and the current cancellation of subsequent yr’s Golden Globes.

The HFPA, which places on the awards present annually, has been denounced for a scarcity of variety and for moral impropriates. It reached a tipping level on Monday when NBC introduced it won’t air subsequent yr’s awards ceremony. 

“We proceed to consider that the HFPA is dedicated to significant reform. Nevertheless, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we really feel strongly that the HFPA wants time to do it proper,” the community informed Fox Information in an announcement on Monday. “As such, NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the group executes on its plan, we’re hopeful we can be able to air the present in January 2023.”

Celebrities took to Twitter to weigh in on the community’s cancellation of the present along with Netflix and Amazon’s current selections to chop ties with the affiliation.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2021 Golden Globes. (
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“All the pieces issues. Even this. The ripple results echo by means of our business, particularly for Black artists and artists of coloration. Kudos to all of the activists, artists, publicists and executives who took a stand to make this so,” Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter.

She additionally appeared to commend Tom Cruise, who returned his three Globes to the press affiliation’s headquarters, an individual informed The Related Press Monday.

“That point that Tom Cruise despatched his @goldenglobes  for ‘Jerry Maguire,’ ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ in an precise field to the reception desk of HFPA to face towards their sexist, homophobic, racist practices of exclusion, harassment and bias,” she added.

Scarlett Johansson, a five-time Golden Globes nominee, additionally referred to as out the HFPA, shining a lightweight on what it is like for actors who’re “anticipated to take part in awards season by attending press conferences” and award exhibits.

“Prior to now, this has usually meant dealing with sexist questions and remarks by sure HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It’s the precise purpose why I, for a few years, refused to take part of their conferences,” Johansson stated in an announcement over the weekend through Yahoo. “The HFPA is a corporation that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition and the business adopted go well with. Except there may be needed basic reform inside the group, I consider it’s time that we take a step again from the HFPA and deal with the significance and power of unity inside our unions and the business as a complete.”

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“Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo shared a constructive response to NBC’s announcement on Monday.

“Thanks, @NBC, for taking the time to do that proper,” Ruffalo tweeted.

Ruffalo’s response comes simply days after he posted a prolonged assertion on Twitter with the hashtag #ChangeIsGolden to emphasize the HFPA’s shortfalls after Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos spoke out about reducing ties with the group.

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“It is discouraging to see the HFPA, which has gained prominence and profited handsomely from their involvement with filmmakers and actors, resist the change that’s being requested of them from lots of the teams which were most disenfranchised by their tradition of secrecy and exclusion,” the assertion learn partly. 

Ruffalo added that as a “current winner” of a Golden Globe, he “can not really feel proud or comfortable about being a recipient.”

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“Gray’s Anatomy” creator and producer Shonda Rhimes declared on Twitter that “each step ahead’ issues.

NBC announced Monday it will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.

NBC introduced Monday it won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes.
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“So many individuals in entrance of/behind the digicam, at studios/streamers & PR corporations took a stand to shift a chunk of the biz mannequin that impacts the financial futures of artists who are sometimes tokenized/not included,” Rhimes tweeted. “These steps can work in any business.”

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In February, the Los Angeles Occasions revealed that the 87-person physique possessed not one Black member.

The damaging press towards the group prompted many Hollywood publicists to advise their purchasers to keep away from occasions placed on by the group till they took corrective motion.

In the meantime, the HFPA’s current plan to fight the systemic points have largely been deemed as insufficient. The extreme fallout rages on as many business figures proceed to sentence the group.

Fox Information’ Nate Day contributed to this report.



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