The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set a November 15 deadline for entries in TV and film categories. Nominations will be announced on December 13, leading up to the announcement of the winners on January 9, 2022.
NBC announced in May that it would not broadcast the 79th Golden Globes ceremony after a scandal besieged the HFPA for its lack of behind-the-scenes representation. (At the time, of the organization’s 87 members, not one was black. The HFPA eventually announced plans to reform its bylaws to diversify membership — though many in the industry found the proposed changes unsatisfactory. Both Netflix and WarnerMedia confirmed they would stop working with the HFPA until a “meaningful” change was made.)
Earlier this month, the HFPA added 21 new members: six who identify as Black, five who identify as Asian, six who identify as Latinx, and four who identify as Middle Eastern/North African.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement when canceling its 2022 broadcast. “However, a change of this magnitude will take time and work, and we believe the HFPA will take time. needs to do it right…. Assuming the organization carries out its plan, we are hopeful that we will be able to air the show in January 2023.”
NBC’s bicoastal and largely virtual February broadcast of the 78th Golden Globes landed one of the gala’s most minor viewers in… well, for a while. With an average of 6.9 million viewers and a demo score of 1.5, the Globes fell more than 60 percent from the previous year’s figures — marking the ceremony’s smallest audience since 1995 (which is the last year was that TBS hosted the show before it was handed over to NBC).