NEW YORK (AP) — After a year spent off-air, the Golden Globe Awards are returning to NBC in January, when the embattled Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation will search a primetime comeback.

NBC, the Hollywood Press Affiliation and dick clark productions on Tuesday made the Globes’ return official. The eightieth Golden Globes shall be held January 10, airing each on NBC and Peacock.

For the previous 12 months and half, Hollywood has successfully boycotted the Globes, for years one of many most-watched award reveals after the Academy Awards. However after the Los Angeles Occasions reported forward of the 2021 broadcast that the HFPA’s 87 members of non-American journalists included no Black members, studios, publicists and stars stated they’d stop collaborating within the Globes. Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globe awards.

Since then, the HFPA has reorganized itself, revamped its membership and enacted reforms designed to curtail the sorts of unethical conduct the group has lengthy been criticized for. The HFPA added new members, together with six Black voting members, and just lately added 103 worldwide, nonmember voters. The HFPA on Tuesday stated their voting physique is now 52% feminine, 19.5% Latino, 12% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Center Jap.

“We acknowledge the HFPA’s dedication to ongoing change and sit up for welcoming again the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark eightieth Anniversary in January 2023,” stated Frances Berwick, chairman of leisure networks for NBCUniversal.

NBC had purpose to need to get the Globes again on the air. In 2018, the community signed an eight-year deal to proceed airing the awards via 2026. Citing the HFPA’s ongoing reforms, NBC elected to not televise the earlier Golden Globes in January. The group went forward asserting awards, anyway, in an untelevised and little-noticed gathering unattended by nominees.

This 12 months’s ceremony, the organizations stated, shall be broadcast in a one-year settlement. Phrases have been unavailable however the deal is anticipated to be lower than the roughly $60 million the community beforehand paid yearly to air the Globes. With backlash swirling and the ceremony scaled down because of the pandemic, the 2021 Globes have been watched by 6.9 million individuals, in response to Nielsen, down from greater than 18 million the 12 months earlier than.

Whether or not NBC’s endorsement shall be sufficient to return the Globes to Hollywood’s good graces, nevertheless, stays to be seen. Nominations to the Globes shall be introduced Dec. 12.

The HFPA is presently being run by interim Chief Government Todd Boehly, whose funding agency, Eldridge Industries, purchased the Globes and turned it from a nonprofit right into a for-profit enterprise. Boehly’s agency can also be the guardian firm of dick clark productions, the awards’ producer, and the proprietor of the Globes’ longtime dwelling, the Beverly Hilton.

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