As Hollywood Runs the Golden Globes Out of Town, These Awards Shows Could Vie to Take Its Place

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As Hollywood Runs the Golden Globes Out of Town, These Awards Shows Could Vie to Take Its Place
On Friday, NBCUniversal extended hope for a Golden Globes show in January 2022, so long as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association acted swiftly enough to make “meaningful change.” Three days later, the network announced that the 2022 show was canceled. It’s an unexpected turn of events reminiscent of the Harvey Weinstein-#MeToo cultural shift in 2017: Promising to turn over a new leaf is meaningless if the industry sees you as a noxious weed.

In between NBCUniversal voicing optimism and enacting cancellation, Netflix and Amazon and Scarlett Johansson and WarnerMedia followed the lead of a coalition of 100 press agents: They weren’t going to touch the Hollywood Foreign Press Association until… well, until it became something that didn’t look, behave, or feel like the HFPA. Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globe awards (on the same day Empire Magazine revealed first-looks of his new “Mission: Impossible” movie — the PR machine marches on.
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