The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has released a statement in response to a recent exposé that revealed the organization has zero Black members.
For those that don’t know, the HFPA is the organization that throws the Golden Globes every year. There are 87 members who get to vote for the awards and none of them are Black journalists.
Everyone was shocked when none of the Best Picture nominees were Black-led films, like One Night in Miami, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Judas and the Black Messiah, or Da 5 Bloods. All four of the movies have been considered Oscar frontrunners.
An article in the Los Angeles Times discussed how the nonprofit organization also pays significant amounts of money to members to serve as offices and on various committees. The article also shed some light on why Emily in Paris might have scored those surprise nominations.
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