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Hollywood Responds to NBC’s 2022 Golden Globes Cancellation Deadline

Refresh for updates …After NBC exerted more pressure on the besieged HFPA, to demand reform within the organization, by announcing that it would not air the 2022 Golden Globes, backlash from entertainment industry figures quickly began. to pour in.

“Everything counts. Even that, ”tweeted filmmaker Ava DuVernay. “The ripple effects resonate in our industry, especially for black artists and artists of color. Congratulations to all the activists, artists, publicists and leaders who have taken a stand to make this happen.

Civil rights group Color of Change noted that it had made its demands clear to the organizer of the Golden Globes, alongside the TimesUp coalition. “Last week the HFPA failed,” they said. “But today @NBCUniversal announced that it will be withdrawing its support for #GoldenGlobes in 2022, a testament to the power of our coalition. #ChangeHollywood’s work continues – stay tuned for more. “

HFPA Board of Directors issues statement on Golden Globes controversy and sets timetable for reforms:

Read the reactions below.

Lionsgate and Starz also praised the network. “We applaud NBC’s decisive action to demand that the HFPA make the necessary transformational changes in its membership, structure and practices,” representatives from Lionsgate and Starz said in a statement. “Until they do, we join with our industry colleagues in removing ourselves from all HFPA activities.”

Meanwhile, NBCUniversal editor-in-chief Andrew V. Pestano responded by urging Ricky Gervais to host a new show in 2022, in place of the Golden Globes – “a special roast of the Hollywood elite” – with the former host of the Globes, Gervais, playing the game and dubbing “Les boules d’or.”

Deadline will update this story as more reactions arrive.

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