The people who represent the stars who agree to show up to the HFPA’s assorted events, including the Golden Globes, say the band aid NBC endorsed that the HFPA introduced yesterday does not go far enough.
With #TimesUp and others pushing the HFPA to turn less racially monochromatic, less corrupt and more “transparent” — the latest effort to make this connected, grandfathered in membership and its operation more professional — this is yet another warning shot over the bow. Will they go back to the drawing board, and will NBC get behind that pressure? Or they just riding this ok it and expecting Short Attention Span Nation to forget all about it?
This year’s miniscule viewership has a whiff of “headed to streaming only,” and NBC should be withholding cash and the promise of a Globes broadcast to make this happen. Will they?
Scott Feinberg’s THR story is below.