Hollywood Foreign Press Association Adds 21 New Members With Emphasis on Diversity

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is moving forward with plans to present the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 9, with or without a telecast partner.

The HFPA on Friday unveiled the traditional calendar with submissions deadlines in various categories. Nominations will be revealed Dec. 13. The deadline for movie and TV submission entry forms is Nov. 15.

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The HFPA’s short statement makes no mention of telecast plans.

The fate of the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards was thrown in turmoil in February by revelations about the press organization’s internal practices and the lack of Black members in the HFPA prior to recent recruiting efforts. NBC has been the HFPA’s longtime telecast partner but it decided to drop out of the 2022 telecast in light of the HFPA’s internal problems.

There was no immediate word from NBC on the HFPA’s plans. Another important constituency is the group of powerful publicists for actors and other creatives who have pressured the HFPA to make changes. The publicists have vowed to keep their clients away from the Globes and other HFPA activities until the organization instituted significant reforms.

Variety parent company PMC is a partner with MRC in the PMRC venture that owns Billboard, Vibe and the Hollywood Reporter. MRC produces the Golden Globe Awards through its MRC Live and Alternative division.

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