The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced that the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 9, 2022, despite numerous controversies surrounding racism and sexism among journalists and the lack of a telecast partner to replace the American network NBC, which pulled out of the event earlier this year.
The HFPA released its usual calendar with entry dates for several categories on Friday. It put to rest speculations over the 79th Golden Globe Awards' fate after the HFPA was shocked by a 'Los Angeles Times' article in February that exposed the organization's dubious internal processes and lack of diversity.
Because of internal difficulties within the HFPA, NBC, which had been the organization's longstanding broadcast partner, chose to pull out. Scarlett Johansson lent her voice to the rising criticism of the HFPA when Tom Cruise returned the three Golden Globes he had won in the 1990s. Since then, the organization has claimed that its new German president has cleaned up its act.