The future of the Golden Globes – and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the small group of international journalists who decide the nominees and winners every year – is currently up in the air.
Following a damning report by the Los Angeles Times about the HFPA’s galling lack of diversity – there are no Black journalist among the 87-member group – and a second LA Times report alleging rampant corruption, the Golden Globes have faced a huge backlash from studios, television networks, and A-List celebrities.
While many have turned their backs on the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 58 year-old actor Tom Cruise struck a huge blow against the organization on May 10. On top of that, NBC decided that it wouldn’t air the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony.
Tom Cruise reportedly returned his three Golden Globe trophies, according to Deadline, in the wake of the show’s cancellation and diversity schedule. Tom won two Best Actor trophies — one for Jerry Maguire in 1997 and one for Born on the Fourth of July in 1990 – and one for Best Supporting Actor, which he took home in 2000 for his role in Magnolia.