(PatrioticPost.com)- NBC has given into cancel culture and will not hold the Golden Globes next year as they have for some years now.
The reason behind the decision is that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doesn’t have any members who are Black. Executives with the organization tried to mitigate the events before the 78th Golden Globes this February. They promised to increase their representation and adopt new policies that would lead to greater inclusion.
But, those words didn’t ring true, and nothing came of it. Leadership of the organization has tried to make everything good, but many top talent and studios in Hollywood have expressed their displeasure with the HFPA.
A major reason for that is an email sent by Phil Berk, the former president of the organization, who referred to Black Lives Matter as a “racist hate movement.”
Following that email, officials from NBC commented:
“NBC strongly condemns Phil Berk’s actions and is calling for his immediate expulsion. While we continue to await the details of HFPA’s upcoming plan for reform, swift action on this front is an essential element for NBC to move forward wit hthe HFPA and the Golden Globes.”
Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO of Netflix, said the streaming platform wouldn’t engage with the organization until it implemented real reform. In addition to Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia announced it would be cutting off ties with the organization. The media giants both expressed a lack of confidence in the HFPA’s efforts to enact serious, systemic reform.
Earlier this month, 75 of the 86 members of the HFPA voted in favor of a new proposal to overhaul the organization and become more inclusive. They are hoping to change the organization, both inside and out, so that the perception isn’t as bad as it is today.
Some of the reforms the organization announced is an increase in membership of 50% over the next 18 months. It also intends to hire a CEO and new members to top governance positions. They will also initiate new ethics and conduct measures.
But, that hasn’t changed the minds of NBC. The network, which is owned by Comcast, said in a statement:
“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, NBA 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.”
NBC pays the organization $60 million each year to gain the right to air the Golden Globes. It’s unclear at this point whether they intend to pay that fee for 2022, or whether they will fight it.
In 2018, NBCUniversal signed a new contract with HFPA for the rights to air the Golden Globes for an additional eight years. That would carry the agreement through 2026 with a $60 million per-year broadcasting fee.