FILE PHOTO: The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s Golden Globe statuette is seen with its crimson velvet-lined, leather-bound chest throughout a information convention in Beverly Hills, California January 6, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Picture
July 16, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The organizers of the Golden Globes on Friday banned its members from receiving presents and free journeys from film studios and TV networks searching for to clinch awards for his or her exhibits and stars.
The reforms, accepted by members of the small Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation (HFPA), are amongst a raft of adjustments to the group following an uproar over moral practices and lack of variety that led to the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony being cancelled.
The HFPA stated in a press release that beneath the brand new insurance policies on conflicts of curiosity, members “shall not be permitted to simply accept promotional supplies or different presents from studios, publicists, actors, administrators or others related to movement photos and tv packages.”
Tv community NBC in Could dropped its broadcast of the January 2022 Golden Globes ceremony – one of many greatest award exhibits in Hollywood – after an trade backlash over questionable practices. HFPA members had been additionally accused of constructing sexist and racist remarks to celebrities at promotional occasions.
Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globe statuettes as a part of the revolt and media corporations, together with Netflix, Amazon Studios, and WarnerMedia, stated they might now not work with the HFPA except it made far-reaching adjustments.
The HFPA has since launched into reforms that vary from a pledge to recruit Black members, appointing variety consultants and establishing a hotline for grievances.
“With these updates, our members have accomplished just about the entire reforms agreed upon in Could,” the HFPA assertion stated.
NBC stated in Could that if the group carries out all its promised adjustments it hopes to air the Golden Globes present once more in January 2023.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall)