Golden Globes Responds To Scandal With Diversity Reforms | The Guardian Nigeria News

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THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: “The Golden Globe Awards” Statuette — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

The scandal-hit organization behind film and television’s Golden Globe Awards on Thursday voted for sweeping reforms after being slammed by Hollywood for its record on diversity.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a group of 90-odd international journalists who wield outsized influence due to the prestigious Globes — has been reeling since a report in February revealed it has zero Black members.

A group of more than 100 Tinseltown publicists wrote to the HFPA in March demanding an end to “discriminatory behavior, unprofessionalism, ethical impropriety and alleged financial corruption,” joining criticism from the Time’s Up group.

On Thursday, the HFPA overwhelmingly approved a package of reforms including boosting membership by 50 percent in the next 18 months — including more Black journalists — hiring diversity consultants, and ending notoriously…



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