There is not going to be a Golden Globes next year because the HFPA still hasn’t fixed their racism problem.

It is a Tuesday!

And, listen, we all have been here.


Racial Justice

Last week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association released a “How We Will Be Less Racist and Generally Corrupt and Awful” plan which included adding more members, especially Black ones, hold new board elections, and limiting the kinds of gifts members could receive from studios and other groups. NBC took a look at the plan and was like, “Cool. You pass this, and we won’t cancel the Golden Globes. Probably.” So on Thursday of last week, a bunch of members of the HFPA approved the plan and set it for a vote in the summer. All good! Racism solved, right?


After the vote on Thursday, Ted Sarandos, the CEO of Netflix, released a letter to the HFPA saying basically, “Not good enough,” and vowing that the streaming service will no longer be working with the HFPA until they do something bigger and faster. For instance, increasing the membership by 20 people is not going to cut it — Netflix wants to see the organization increase its membership by over 300, and do so in a matter of months, not over the course of a year and a half as proposed.

Netflix’s statement was then followed by denouncements of the HFPA’s proposal by 2021 Golden Globe winner Mark Ruffalo, GLAAD, Scarlett Johansson, Time’s Up, a group of more than 100 Hollywood publicists, and Amazon and WarnerMedia followed Netflix’s example and announced they, too, would no longer be working with the organization until they did better. And then! Tom Cruise, over here, he returned three of his Golden Globes.

All of this basically forced NBC to announce that they are canceling the 2022 Golden Globes after all, issuing a statement that read: “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.” But there’s still hope! “Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

Though the exact language of the contract that the HFPA has with NBC in regards to broadcasting the awards ceremony isn’t public, it’s unlikely the organization will be able to shop the ceremony to another network for 2022, according to some entertainment lawyers. But even if they were free to go to another network, considering how many A-list actors and media companies are refusing to do business with them under these conditions — you ain’t gonna have a Golden Globes without HBO — it’s unclear that a ceremony could really even be held.

In response to the cancelation of the ceremony, HFPA put out its own statement promising to change as quickly as possible, and they included a timeline of actions. But even they seem to know a 2022 Golden Globes ain’t happening.

Here’s the least surprising thing you’ll read about Ivanka Trump this week, month, year.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled the issue of Black hair this week, while fully acknowledging that John White Boy Oliver is not the best person to discuss it. (Nevertheless, it was a really great, informative segment.)

Historians answer all of your questions related to “Baby Got Back” and racist attitudes towards black bodies in this amazing Reddit thread. (H/T BoingBoing)

The Senate is debating a large voting rights bill, one that the Republicans have vowed to wage war on while their colleagues in the statehouses are passing laws that strip voting rights away from minorities under the pretense of Former President Pathological Liar’s Big Lie.

Lakeith Stanfield, yikes.

All Other TV News

H’oh boy, the drama on The Real Housewives of Atlanta is about to get REALLY real: Porsha Williams just announced on Instagram that she is dating Simon Guobadia, the recent ex-husband of her castmate Falynn Guobadia — WHO PORSHA BROUGHT ON RHOA AS A FRIEND OF THE SHOW.


In other Real Housewives real drama, Dina Manzo’s ex-husband has been indicted in the violent home invasion at her house.

And we have the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ new taglines. It returns next week and there’s no way I’m catching up but I’m going to try, dammit.

Dammit, Donald Glover, TV isn’t “boring” because of cancel culture, it’s boring because most people are boring and not particularly talented. Not everyone is Donald Glover.

The Halston family is SO MAD about Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series about the designer. ~shrug~

The four-year-old who bought $3,000 worth of SpongeBob popsicles is the hero we need right now.

Mare of Easttown had a “bed hair” rule for everyone and HBO was like, “OK, but does Mare have to always look like shit?” and Kate Winslet was all, “YEP. Mare always has to look like shit. Deal with it.” I love Kate Winslet. That kid, and Kate Winslet: today’s heroes.

Going Viral

We’ve dipped below 40,000 new cases yesterday, and we are at 46% of the total population who has received at least one shot, and 57% of the eligible population.

Today’s big news is that kids 12-15 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. This is fantastic news that will help get those high schools and middle schools back open in the fall. Get those needles in arms, y’all! It’s safe, I promise!

Speaking of the vaccine, hey Tuck? Have you been vaccinated? Why won’t you answer the question, Tuck? Because you’re out here scaring people about the vaccine and lying to folks that Dr. Fauci created the virus, and maybe your viewers should know whether or not you put your money — and your health — where your mouth is.


Phil and Chris Lord are going to turn Michael Lewis’ COVID book, The Premonition, into a movie.

Broadway has announced a bunch of big re-opening dates, if you’re interested.

Update on that fight Nielsen is having with the TV networks over how ratings were calculated during the pandemic: yeah, they were undercounting people.


  • Grey’s Anatomy has, indeed, been renewed for an 18th season. Good lord.
  • Station 19 has been renewed for a fifth season on ABC.
  • Call Me Kat has been renewed for a second season on Fox.


  • Prodigal Son has been canceled at Fox after two seasons. So I guess casting Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alan Cumming was stunt casting to try to attract viewers? Huh.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Lisey’s Story will debut on Apple TV+ on June 4.
  • The Bachelorette returns on ABC on June 7.

  • Love, Death & Robots returns on Netflix on May 14.
  • Lupin returns on Netflix on June 11.
  • Launchpad will debut on Disney+ on May 28.
  • Cartel Crew will return on VH1 on June 7.
  • Madagascar A Little Wild returns to Peacock on May 27.
  • Dom will debut on Amazon on June 4.
  • Roh will debut on Netflix on June 1.


Graeme Ferguson, Filmmaker who was one of the co-creators of IMAX


Supergirl: The Super Friends must face their worst fears to bring Supergirl home in the season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Money, Explained: You know you have questions. This limited series has the answers to navigating the many minefields lurking in our finances. Premiere. Netflix

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer: This four-part series examines the medical advancements that ended some of the world’s deadliest diseases and doubled life expectancy. (So much so, that some idiots completely take it all for granted.) Premiere. 7 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Joel McHale, Thalía
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Adams, Stacey Abrams, Ashe
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Michelle Obama
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Martin Freeman, Rag’n’Bone Man
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Heidi Klum, Mike Epps, Madness
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: Michele Buteau
  • Watch What Happens Live: Leslie Bibb, Leah McSweeney
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Jimmy Tatro

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Big Sky
FBI: Most Wanted
CW The Flash
FOX The Resident
Prodigal Son
NBC The Voice
This Is Us
New Amsterdam

3 thoughts on “There is not going to be a Golden Globes next year because the HFPA still hasn’t fixed their racism problem.

  1. I’ve already got appointments for my 2 boys, 12 and 15. Makes me feel a lot better about some of our summer plans.

    1. Oh, I’m so happy to hear that! My 20-year-old who is another state and therefore can avoid my nagging got his today, and I’ve never felt such relief.


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