Los Angeles: Hollywood celebrity Tom Cruise has returned his three Golden Globe Awards awards in protest of the lack of reforms in the awarding committee.
In protest of the ongoing controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) membership, Tom Cruise has returned the three Golden Globe trophies he earned for “Born on the Fourth of July” (best actor, drama), “Jerry Maguire” (best actor, comedy or musical), and “Magnolia” (best supporting actor), a foreign news outlet has confirmed.
According to a foreign news agency, the hero returned the three most prestigious awards in protest after the Golden Globe administration did not reform the committee.
On the other hand, the American TV network has also announced that it will not broadcast next year's Golden Globe Awards on TV until reforms are made.
The TV network said in a statement that the organization hosting the Golden Globe Awards is committed to reform but that the organization needs a lot of time to reform. Will be done
According to the network, it is determined to broadcast the 2023 Golden Globe Awards ceremony only after complete reforms.
It is thought that the 2022 Golden Globe Awards may also be postponed due to controversy.
It may be recalled that in February this year, the American newspaper Los Angeles Times in its investigative report had revealed that the close relationship with the organization of some big production companies influences the awards nominations and award decisions.
The report said that while there is a lack of colour and race in organizational matters, there is also ethical and professional discrimination in the organization.
Later, the Williewood Foreign Press Association, the organization that organizes the Golden Globe Awards, lamented the reforms and said that under the new reforms, black people would now be included.
On May 3, the HFPA announced it is aiming to add 20 new members in 2021, to increase its full membership by 50% in 18 months, all with a focus on recruiting underrepresented groups.
That plan was approved by the full membership — which is less than 90 people — three days later, but it did nothing to quell the growing chorus of condemnation of the HFPA, which first came under scrutiny after the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year that there were no Black members of the HFPA.