After a turbulent year, under criticism for the apparent lack of diversity within its members, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association makes announcements of the nominees for the 79th edition of the Golden Globe Awards.
In this year that was beginning, earlier this year, the HFPA was in the news because it did not have Black members in its 100-member organization and for accepting costly gifts to influence their vote and other unethical actions. Publicists and studios urged celebrities to avoid the awarding body until it implemented meaningful adjustments, and NBC has canceled the 2022 broadcast of the Globes.
Since then, the HFPA has expanded its membership and reformed its bylaws. They have prohibited gifts, limited paid travel, and underwent fundamental changes in their structure. In a letter received through the publication Variety last last week, HFPA President Helen Hoehne disclosed that the 2022 ceremony would focus on the HFPA’s charitable efforts and invited the world’s most famous personalities to be part of the announcement of nominations, just like the usual years. But in 2022, the Golden Globes could differ from previous years since a cloud remains on the HFPA.