As the Golden Globe trophy is approaching, Twitter broke out in shock and frustration on Friday. The founding organization of the ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has no black members, and there has been no black member in the past two decades.
After HFPA made a weak acknowledgment of the problem yesterday, Ava DuVernay, former Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown, Judd Apatow, Shonda Rhimes, Lovecraft CountryJurnee Smollett, Patton Oswalt and dozens of other people who expressed dissatisfaction on social media have cast a shadow on social media.
“Surface decoration alone is not enough,” Rimes, Kerry Washington and Alyssa Milano wrote in a tweet, and they and others put their grievances above a broken award image and description of the problem: “Hollywood Foreign Press Association. None of the 87 members are black.”
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“Old news. Filmmaker and activist DuVernay tweeted that she was the first black female director nominated by the HFPA in 2015.
Old news. new energy. #TimesUpGlobes pic.twitter.com/AzJhTA42W8
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 26, 2021
Given the growing interest in diversity in Hollywood and across the country, the summer after the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the protests intensified the HFPA composition, which did seem to be faltering. .
“The things about the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign News Agency are so crazy, but it’s too bad,” Apato said.
“What is the price of HFPA?” Alan Barking asked.
See some reactions below.
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First of all, only 87 people voted on the Golden Globes, which proves how meaningless a waste and waste of #GoldenGlobes is. Then, for almost no POC, please use #TimesUpGlobes https://t.co/EplZ8JeMvG
-mondogarage (@mondogarage) February 27, 2021
So many crazy things about @goldenglobes and Hollywood foreign media, but this is too bad. #timesupglobes pic.twitter.com/C5PYs5zFRr
-Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 26, 2021
Appearance fix is not enough #TimesUpGlobes #TimesUp https://t.co/9S45FNQVzz
— Jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) February 26, 2021
You ask how far we have gone? not enough. It is not enough to just make appearance modification. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/cVpeqk1ofX
-Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 26, 2021
It’s not enough to just make appearance modification. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/q8uG2gqIvk
-Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 26, 2021
It is not enough to just make appearance modification. #TimesUpGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/9iwnVSNHOp
—Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) February 27, 2021
It is not enough to just make appearance modification. #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 Globe Awards will be broadcast on NBC on February 28th.
Erik Pedersen and Dominic Patten contributed to this report.