Tom Cruise Returns Golden Globe Awards in Protest of HFPA

Tom Cruise is returning three of his Golden Globe awards in protest of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Cruise previously won for “Born on the Fourth of July” (best actor, drama), “Jerry Maguire” (best actor, comedy or musical), and “Magnolia” (best supporting actor).

According to Variety, HFPA, which hands out the Golden Globe Awards, has been under fire for months, following an initial exposé by the Los Angeles Times about both the organization’s questionable financial practices, as well as a lack of diversity and representation.

NBC also announced today that the network will not air the Golden Globes in 202.

“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement. “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.”


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