Golden Globes 2022 to Go Ahead Despite NBC Refusing to Air It
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association won't cancel the upcoming Golden Globe Awards although NBC refuses to air the ceremony amid backlash over diversity issues.

AceShowbiz - The Golden Globes will still be handed out in 2022.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will honour the best performances of 2021 despite NBC officials previously confirming the network wouldn't be airing the annual ceremony next year (22).

"The HFPA plans to recognise the performances of 2021 to celebrate the great work of the industry this past year at the 79th Annual Golden Globes," a source told Variety.

According to the publication, a letter was sent out to film studios on Friday (08Oct21) explaining eligibility rules for the upcoming Golden Globes.

The focus is reportedly on performances, and it's currently unclear whether or not other areas like directing and music will be honoured.

In May, NBC cancelled plans to broadcast next year's event after the HFPA came under fire for its lack of diversity amongst its members.

In a statement at the time, the HFPA responded, "Regardless of the next air date of the Golden Globes, implementing transformational changes as quickly - and as thoughtfully - as possible remains the top priority for our organisation."

"We invite our partners in the industry to the table to work with us on the systemic reform that is long overdue, both in our organisation as well as within the industry at large."

The organisation then shared a lengthy and detailed timeline of "reform milestones" to show a "commitment to achieving these goals with extreme urgency."

The plan including admitting 20 new members by August this year - each with the power to vote - while membership as a whole would increase by 50 per cent within the following 18 months.

The statement also confirmed the organisation would consult with studios and publicists regarding a new code of conduct and revealed plans for a hotline in response to any violations.

The timeline also committed to mandatory diversity and inclusion, which comes after it was revealed the HFPA did not have a Black member in its line-up of 87 journalists.

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