Golden Globes to bring scandal-hit awards back to TV in 2023
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hopes to redeem itself from past ethical lapses through the revamping of its voting body and the implementation of new ethical regulations.
The Golden Globes Awards, after an entire year spent off-air, are scheduled to return to television next year to broadcast the 80th Golden Globes ceremony on January 10 by NBC, organizers said Tuesday.
The awards are traditionally bestowed by the votes of the 105 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), an association that was subject to extreme scrutiny over accusations of racism, sexism, bullying, and corruption.
In 2021, an investigation carried out by the Los Angeles Times showed that the organization did not have a single Black member among its 87-person voting body.
Since then, the HFPA has revamped its voting body and implemented new regulations to curtail unethical behavior which the organization has long been criticized for.
The association added new members, including six Black voting members, and recently added 103 international, non-member voters.
The HFPA confirmed on Tuesday that their voting body is now 52% female, 19.5% Latino, 12% Asian, 10% Black, and 10% Middle Eastern.
"We are thrilled to announce the return of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC and to host the 'Party of the Year' for audiences around the world who have been waiting for its return," said Helen Hoehne, HFPA president.
"The HFPA remains committed to important changes and supporting programs which prioritize diversity, inclusion, and transparency."