Ava DuVernay, Sterling Ok. Brown, Judd Apatow, Extra Slam An HFPA With No Black Members In #TimesUpGlobes Marketing campaign – .
UPDATE, 10:11 p.m .: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, beaten again today by some of Hollywood’s biggest names for their astounding lack of black membership, reiterated an earlier pledge tonight to do more this weekend and to do so publicly at the Golden Globes.
“We released this statement from the HFPA earlier and are determined to change it,” the Globes said on their Instagram account after Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Sterling K. Brown and many others reported the mysterious 87-member Organization scourged for its lack of diversity. “We will also address this on our show on Sunday,” the post added briefly and did not contain any details.
The 78th annual Golden Globes will be moderated jointly by Tina Fey on the east coast and Amy Poehler on the west coast with a hybrid show consisting of live and virtual presenters and nominees. The ceremony will air live on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PST.
Golden Globes want to be more global and intimate than ever for the Sunday show
BEFORE, 6.42pm: With the Golden Globes here, Twitter broke out in shock and dismay on Friday that the ceremony’s founding organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has no black members and has not had it for 20 years.
After weak recognition of the issue brought up by the HFPA yesterday, the reality disagreed with Ava DuVernay, former Globes winner Sterling K. Brown, Judd Apatow, Shonda Rhimes, Jurnee Smollett of Lovecraft Country, Patton Oswalt, and dozens of others who Interfered on social media to express displeasure and heavily shadowed social media.
“One cosmetic solution is not enough,” tweeted Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Alyssa Milano as they and others put their dissatisfaction on the picture of an award cracked and description of the problem: “Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Not a single black member of 87. “
“Yesterday’s news. New energy,” tweeted filmmaker and activist DuVernay, who in 2015 was HFPA’s first black woman to be nominated for best female director.
Old news. New energy. #TimesUpGlobes pic.twitter.com/AzJhTA42W8
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 26, 2021
The HFPA composition seems insanely inappropriate given the growing focus on diversity in Hollywood and across the country hastened by protests in the summer following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
“So many crazy things about the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press, but it’s awful,” Apatow said.
“What Price HFPA?” asked Ellen Barkin.
See some of the reactions below.
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The fact that only 87 people are allowed to vote on the Golden Globes at all shows how meaningless and trashy the entire #GoldenGlobes are. And then, to be practically POC free, #TimesUpGlobes https://t.co/EplZ8JeMvG
– Mondogarage (@mondogarage) February 27, 2021
So many crazy things about the @goldenglobes and the Hollywood Foreign Press, but that’s awful. #timesupglobes pic.twitter.com/C5PYs5zFRr
– Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 26, 2021
A cosmetic correction is not enough #TimesUpGlobes #TimesUp https://t.co/9S45FNQVzz
– Jurnee Smollett (@jurneesmollett) February 26, 2021
How far have we come you ask Not far enough. A cosmetic correction is not enough. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/cVpeqk1ofX
– Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 26, 2021
A cosmetic correction is not enough. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/q8uG2gqIvk
– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 26, 2021
A cosmetic correction is not enough. #TimesUpGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/9iwnVSNHOp
– Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) February 27, 2021
A cosmetic correction is not enough. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/hjebfXIRFU
– Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 26, 2021
Everyone needs a voice! #Timesupglobes https://t.co/6dKelnh67M
– Mike Jackson (@mikejackson) February 27, 2021
The 78th Annual Golden Globes will air on February 28 on NBC.
Erik Pedersen contributed to this report.