Hollywood Foreign Press Association Interim CEO Todd Boehly on Thursday confirmed his intention to institute radical changes to the embattled group behind the Golden Globe Awards: adding 200 new non-member voters and turning the nonprofit into a private, for-profit company that he would run.
Critics say the central problems plaguing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association remain unaddressed: ”You need to start from scratch.“
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has put one of its members on probation while it investigates claims of sexual misconduct.
The embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association proceeded with its film awards Sunday night without a telecast, nominees, a red carpet, a host, press or even a livestream. Television winners included: Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong for Succession, which won best television drama, Jean Smart for Hacks, which also won best television comedy, Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso, Kate Winslet for Mare of Easttown, O Yeong-su for Squid Game and Michael Keaton for Dopesick. Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad got best limited series.
On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards — and what followed was near radio silence. In the days leading up to the Golden Globe nominations, it was unclear what impact the announcement would have — and since the film and television nominations were revealed, the answer has been not much.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association , often ridiculed, even by its own hosts, this year went from punchline to pariah. After a Los Angeles Times’ expose detailed some of the HFPA’s unethical behavior and revealed that its 87 voting members didn’t include one Black journalist, studios said they would boycott the Globes and more than 100 PR films said their clients wouldn’t participate until the HFPA swiftly implemented “profound and lasting change.” The group will announce nominations early Monday, Dec. 13.
A Swedish journalist, alleging that the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. terminated his membership ‘unfairly, and unlawfully,’ sues the organization.
Todd Boehly, the hedge-fund billionaire and interim CEO of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is seeking to merge the nonprofit organization behind the Golden Globe Awards with his for-profit company MRC Entertainment, which produces the annual awards show. The proposal has alarmed reform-minded members of the group and was discouraged as “unjustifiable” by a lawyer.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is forging ahead with a way to recognize the best of this year’s film and television achievements despite the fact that NBC will not televise this year’s Golden Globes ceremony.
Proposals for the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association include adding 50 members to its voting ranks to bring in more diversity and creating a for-profit spinoff company.
NBC’s swift decision May 10 to cancel the 2022 Golden Globes telecast took most in Hollywood by surprise — even inside the network, where the announcement was made so fast (to avoid news leaks) that it wasn’t widely shared internally beforehand.
The group that was once assailed by the FCC steadily gained influence in Hollywood over the years until scrutiny of its practices and lack of diversity led NBC to say it would not air its show in 2022.
There will be no Golden Globes in 2022 on NBC, as the besieged HFPA continues to falter in reforming itself to the satisfaction of Hollywood studios and stakeholders. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” said the Comcast-owned network this morning. “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.”
After a Los Angeles Times investigation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association vowed to make sweeping changes, but the group behind the Golden Globes has struggled along the way.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board said in an email Tuesday that Phil Berk is no longer a member of the organization. The decision comes hours after NBC — which telecasts the Globes — condemned a Berk email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement” and called for his “immediate expulsion.”
The embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association gets a judge to dismiss a suit brought by a Norwegian entertainment reporter — this time for good.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said in a statement Saturday that it would focus on adding Black and other underrepresented members to its organization in addition to increasing transparency around its operations.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is once again facing accusations of corruption and possible violations of the tax-exempt organization. At the center of the new report is an antitrust lawsuit filed by Norwegian journalist and HFPA member Kjersti Flaa, who accused the organization of allowing a “culture of corruption” and claimed “the tax-exempt organization operated as a kind of cartel, barring qualified applicants — including herself — and monopolizing all-important press access while improperly subsidizing its members’ income.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Norwegian entertainment reporter on Monday sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles, saying that despite reporting on […]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the annual award show, said films that are first released on television or a streaming service will be eligible for January’s Globes. Usually, the Globes mandate that a film play for a week in a Los Angeles theater or on pay-per-view, as well as have an official screening for its voting members.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger said he has a hard time saying anything positive about President Donald Trump when he hosted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants dinner on Wednesday night. The former California governor remembered when he was asked a couple questions about Trump during an interview before being offered to […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month’s telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen version of the group’s film counterpart, the Cecil B. […]
FX is closing its chapter as a 21st Century Fox network on a high note, edging awards juggernauts HBO and Netflix to top the list of networks with most Golden Globes nominations, 10. It was a very tight race, reflecting the increased competition, with HBO and Amazon’s Prime Video tied for second with 9 noms apiece and Netflix right behind in fourth with 8, followed by Showtime with 6.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will share host duties at the Golden Globe Awards. Producers on Wednesday announced the co-hosts for the Jan. 6 ceremony. The Globes are hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents awards for film and TV. Nominees will be announced Thursday morning. Oh won a […]
The Golden Globes may be on the move as its longtime TV home NBC failed to close a new deal for the highly rated awards franchise within its exclusive negotiation window.