78th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Rainbow Room on February 28, 2021 — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
The controversies surrounding the Golden Globes and the AFPA (American Foreign Press Association) which runs the event, have been mounting for while. Besides the lack of interest from TV audiences, it’s recently come to light that there are ZERO black members of the 87 member association.
In light of a need for great change, NBC has cancelled the airing of it’s 2022 awards.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, 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,” NBC said in a statement Monday.
The network added that assuming the organization “executes on its plan,” it is “hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
On top of the controversy, this year’s Golden Globes was the lowest-rated in the show’s history. The show, which was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was watched by 6.9 million.