LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation stated on Friday it had added 21 new members as a part of its efforts to diversify the ranks of the group that palms out the Golden Globe awards for movie and tv.
The additions deliver the HFPA’s membership complete to 105. Among the many new members, almost half are girls and 6 are Black, in line with an HFPA assertion.
A Los Angeles Instances investigation revealed in February discovered the group had no Black folks amongst its 87 members. The newspaper additionally raised long-standing moral questions over the shut relationships between the HFPA and film studios which will affect the selection of Golden Globe nominees and winners.
The outcry that adopted prompted broadcaster NBC to cancel its 2022 broadcast of the Golden Globes.
The HFPA promised a sequence of reforms together with diversifying its membership rolls and prohibiting members from accepting presents. With the brand new members, 18 of the whole determine as Asian, 12 as Latino and 9 as Center Japanese.
The group plans to broaden its membership additional in 2022 and hopes to revive the awards present in 2023.
Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Modifying by Alex Richardson