There will be no Golden Globes in 2022 on NBC.
“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.”
The decision follows months of criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its lack of diversity among its members and ethical lapses. Just last Friday, Netflix cut ties with the organization for said issues.
Personally I believe inclusion is great but not at the expense of people who actually know what they are talking about. I mean would you want just random people thrown in to the HFPA on the basis of their skin color alone? That’s a recipe for disaster. Like any job, people should be hired for their skills, knowledge, and work history. Not just because they fit some kind of quota that a small minority of people deem worthy.
But on the flip side the Golden Globes has been a garbage award show for years. It means about as much as the People’s Choice Awards or any MTV awards show that pops up. It’s just an ego boost for the Hollywood elite. And the sad thing is the Academy Awards has gotten just as bad. Which explains why the ratings on all these shows are in the tank. These award shows have devolved into pandering and political nonsense.
In 2022, how about we just cancel all these show until society can learn to not take offense to everything…