Representatives of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that they will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. The organization has been under fire for months, following a February 2021 expose by the Los Angeles Times that laid bare its questionable financial practices, accepting gifts from prospective nominees and its dismal diversity record. The first to protest HFPA was Netflix, which was soon supported by Amazon, NBC and representatives from Time's Up and Color of Change, the GLAAD and other communities.
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Many actors also expressed their dissatisfaction with the excessive conservatism of the organizers of the Golden Globe: for example, Mark Ruffalo, who won a Golden Globe in 2021 for his performance in the limited series I Know This Much Is True, wrote that the HFPA's reforms were "discouraging". "Now is the time to step up and right the wrongs of the past," he said. "Honestly, as a recent winner of a Golden Globe, I cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award." Scarlett Johansson, who has been nominated for five Golden Globes, has urged others in the film industry to boycott the organization unless it makes significant internal changes, and Tom Cruise has returned his three Golden Globes awards, for Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia to “stand against their sexist, homophobic, racist practices of exclusion, harassment and bias”.