Golden Globes to return to TV in 2023 after diversity row


New York: The Golden Globes – dropped by its US broadcaster last year amid allegations of racism, sexism and conflicts of interest – will return to TV next year.

The annual Hollywood awards show was dumped by NBC following reports of a lack of diversity among its voters.

NBC said at the time it wanted to see “meaningful reform” from the organisers of the ceremony.

This year’s programme was held privately, the first time since 2008 that the ceremony was not televised.

The Golden Globes are second only to the Oscars in terms of profile and NBC had aired the event since 1996.

But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hands out the awards based on votes from its members, faced a boycott last year after a Los Angeles Times report revealed the group had not had a single black member for 20 years.

Organisers also faced allegations of racism, sexism and ethical lapses stemming from the expose, including that voters frequently accepted “freebies” from the studios whose movies they were considering.

The report prompted stars and publicists to boycott the Golden Globes, and this year’s NBC telecast was cancelled.

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