According to Deadline, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and NBC have reached a one-year agreement to return the Golden Globes to television next year. The 80th annual award ceremony celebrating film and television is set for a primetime airing on Tuesday, January, 10 2023. The Peacock network issued a statement in regards to its new agreement with the critics association.
“We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing change and look forward to welcoming back the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th Anniversary in January 2023,” Frances Berwick, Chairman of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said via Deadline. NBC had canceled the annual award show this year after singing a new deal in 2018 that would have carried the ceremony through 2026.
The HFPA came under scrutiny after 2021 reports revealed the organization had no Black members in its ranks. Calls to diversify its membership resounded across the industry. There were also questions regarding some of the members practices as it pertained to pensions for past members, the current membership process, and networks courting members for votes. Upon the cancelation of the award show last year, the HFPA was challenged to increase its Black membership as well as adhere to other benchmarks across the organization.
According to the HFPA per Deadline, its makeup is much different than it was a year ago – boasting a current voting body that is 52% female. In addition to adding 103 new members, it is also more racially diverse with just about half of its membership being a person of color.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC and to hosting the ‘Party of the Year’ for audiences around the world who have been waiting for its return,” Helen Hoehne, HFPA President , said in a statement via Deadline. “It’s great to be back at the Beverly Hilton for the must-see celebration recognizing the best in film and television. The HFPA remains committed to important changes and supporting programs which prioritize diversity, inclusion, and transparency.”
NBC, the HFPA, and dick clark productions will produce the upcoming ceremony which resumes the network’s 23-year long relationship with the Golden Globes. The HFPA held the ceremony last year, but it was not livestreamed.