Golden Globes Returning To NBC In January After Year Off-Air

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a year spent off-air, the Golden Globe Awards are returning to NBC successful January, erstwhile the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association volition question a primetime comeback.

NBC, the Hollywood Press Association and dick clark productions connected Tuesday made the Globes’ instrumentality official. The 80th Golden Globes volition beryllium held January 10, airing some connected NBC and Peacock.

For the past twelvemonth and half, Hollywood has efficaciously boycotted the Globes, for years 1 of the most-watched grant shows aft the Academy Awards. But aft the Los Angeles Times reported up of the 2021 broadcast that the HFPA’s 87 members of non-American journalists included nary Black members, studios, publicists and stars said they would cease participating successful the Globes. Tom Cruise returned his 3 Golden Globe awards.

Since then, the HFPA has reorganized itself, revamped its rank and enacted reforms designed to curtail the kinds of unethical behaviour the radical has agelong been criticized for. The HFPA added caller members, including six Black voting members, and precocious added 103 international, nonmember voters. The HFPA connected Tuesday said their voting assemblage is present 52% female, 19.5% Latino, 12% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Middle Eastern.

“We admit the HFPA’s committedness to ongoing alteration and look guardant to welcoming backmost the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th Anniversary successful January 2023,” said Frances Berwick, president of amusement networks for NBCUniversal.

NBC had crushed to privation to get the Globes backmost connected the air. In 2018, the web signed an eight-year woody to proceed airing the awards done 2026. Citing the HFPA’s ongoing reforms, NBC elected not to televise the erstwhile Golden Globes successful January. The enactment went up announcing awards, anyway, successful an untelevised and little-noticed gathering unattended by nominees.

This year’s ceremony, the organizations said, volition beryllium broadcast successful a one-year agreement. Terms were unavailable but the woody is expected to beryllium little than the astir $60 cardinal the web antecedently paid annually to aerial the Globes. With backlash swirling and the ceremony scaled down due to the fact that of the pandemic, the 2021 Globes were watched by 6.9 cardinal people, according to Nielsen, down from much than 18 cardinal the twelvemonth before.

Whether NBC’s endorsement volition beryllium capable to instrumentality the Globes to Hollywood’s bully graces, however, remains to beryllium seen. Nominations to the Globes volition beryllium announced Dec. 12.

The HFPA is presently being tally by interim Chief Executive Todd Boehly, whose concern firm, Eldridge Industries, bought the Globes and turned it from a nonprofit into a for-profit venture. Boehly’s steadfast is besides the genitor institution of dick clark productions, the awards’ producer, and the proprietor of the Globes’ longtime home, the Beverly Hilton.

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