NBC will reportedly NOT broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes next year as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association faces new allegations of sexism, racism, and other complaints during its long history.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” said the Comcast-owned network this morning. “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. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) May 10, 2021
“In the fog of upheaval right now, it is unclear if NBC will or will not be paying the HFPA the $60 million annual fee for the 2022 right to air the dick clark productions’ produced Globes. NBCUniversal inked a new deal with the HFPA and dcp in 2018 to continue its long term broadcasting of the ceremony until 2026 with the inflated price tag,” reports Deadline.
Golden Globes 2022 Canceled On NBC As HFPA Struggles To Reform To Hollywood’s Stipulations https://t.co/jggeRKw6vl
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 10, 2021
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
RICKY GERVAIS on OSCAR RATINGS DISASTER: ‘I Tried to Warn Them!’
Comedian Ricky Gervais weighed-in Monday on the ratings disaster that was the 92nd annual Academy Awards; telling Hollywood celebrities he “warned them” to avoid politics during the star-studded event.
“I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe. I even agree with most of it. I just tried to warn them that when they lecture everyday, hard working people, it has the opposite effect. Peace,” posted Gervais on social media.
I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe. I even agree with most of it. I just tried to warn them that when they lecture everyday, hard working people, it has the opposite effect. Peace.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 10, 2020
The American people changed the channel on the 92nd annual Academy Awards Sunday night; with viewership dropping to an “all time low” after A-list celebrities launched countless attacks against President Trump and Republican voters.
The three-hour-long broadcast attracted just 23.6 million viewers, down from 29.6 million in 2019.
Oscars Average 23.6 Million Viewers On ABC, Gets The Lowest Ratings Of All-Time https://t.co/umIF00orbM
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 10, 2020
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 10, 2020
“Sunday’s show also falls well short of previous ratings lows for the Oscars, set in 2018. That year the telecast averaged 26.54 million viewers and a 6.8 rating in the demo; Sunday was down 11 percent in viewers and 22 percent in adults 18-49 from prior lows,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Read the full report here.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
RICKY RIPS HOLLYWOOD: Gervais Says ‘People Are Tired of Being Lectured to’ By Rich Celebrities
British comedian Ricky Gervais called-out Hollywood elites during a recent interview with the New York Times; saying people are “tired of being lectured to” by wealthy celebrities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” he told the New York Times in an interview published on Thursday. “I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: ‘The general public needs to see my face. They can’t get to the cinema – I need to do something.’ And it’s when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they’re doing something good, they’re sort of thinking, ‘I could weep at what a good person I am.’ Oh dear.”
“No, the world hasn’t changed. No one looks at me differently. And I’ve got nothing against those people, really,” he added. “I think that’s the mistake people make: They think that every joke is a window to the comedian’s soul — because I wrote it and performed it under my own name, that that’s really me. And that’s just not true. I’ll flip a joke halfway through and change my stance to make the joke better.”
Read the full report at Fox News.