“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement. “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. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
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Hollywood took to Twitter to express their thoughts about the news, with many celebrities and filmmakers praising the network’s decision as a step in the right direction.
Ava DuVernay, who has explored the history of racial inequality in her critically-acclaimed films “Selma” and “13th,” posted on Twitter on Monday to acknowledge the news and to thank all of the creatives “who took a stand to make this so.”
“Everything matters. Even this,” the director wrote. “The ripple effects echo through our industry, especially for Black artists and artists of color. Kudos to all the activists, artists, publicists and executives who took a stand to make this so.”
Shonda Rhimes, who previously called out the HFPA for their treatment of “Bridgerton,” tweeted that the steps taken to stand against discrimination “can work in any industry.”
“Every step forward matters,” Rhimes wrote. “So many people in front of/behind the camera, at studios/streamers & PR firms took a stand to shift a piece of the biz model that affects the economic futures of artists who are often tokenized/not included. These steps can work in any industry.
Mark Ruffalo, who won the limited series/TV movie actor award at the Golden Globes this year for his double performance in “I Know This Much Is True,” thanked NBC on Twitter for “taking the time to do this right.”
Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, released a statement on Twitter said that NBC’s decision to withdraw their support of the Golden Globes in 2022 serves as “a testament to the power” of their coalition.
“We, along with the #TimesUp coalition, made our demands for the HFPA and @GoldenGlobes clear,” the organization wrote. “We also made it clear that if they were not met, we expected @NBCUniversal to keep their word about pushing the industry forward on race and diversity. Last week, the HFPA failed to deliver. But today, @NBCUniversal announced that they would be withdrawing their support for the #GoldenGlobes in 2022, a testament to the power of our coalition. The work to #ChangeHollywood continues: stay tuned for more.”
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