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Tom Cruise ‘returns Golden Globes’


TOM Cruise, 58, has reportedly returned his three Golden Globes, and NBC has decided not to broadcast next year’s ceremony after criticism about a lack of diversity against the Hollywood Foreign Press Associatio­n (HFPA), whose members vote on the accolades.

The actor has reportedly sent three accolades back to the HQ of the organisati­on – his Best

Actor gongs for Jerry Maguire and

Born on the 4th of July and his Best Supporting Actor award for Magnolia.

NBC has also decided not to air next year’s ceremony. “The HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work; the HFPA needs time to do it right.

“As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. We are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

It was recently revealed that the HFPA did not have a Black member in its line-up of 87 journalist­s.

But since then, it has vowed to have 100 members, as a minimum, by next year, with at least 13 of these Black journalist­s. “We acknowledg­e we should’ve done more, sooner.”

It comes after this year’s Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called out the lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Associatio­n during the ceremony.

Amy said: “Everybody is, understand­ably, upset at the HFPA and their choices. Look, a lot of flashy garbage got nominated, but a number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked.”

Tina interrupte­d: “We all know award shows are stupid. But even with stupid things, inclusivit­y is important; there are no Black Hollywood Foreign Press members. HFPA, you’ve gotta change that.”

And last week, Scarlett Johansson urged Hollywood to take a step back from the HFPA. “… unless there is fundamenta­l reform in the organisati­on, I believe it is time we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on unity within our unions and the industry.”

 ?? | AP Photo ?? Tom Cruise
| AP Photo Tom Cruise

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