HFPA addresses controversy at Golden Globes: ‘We will do bettre

“Tonight, while we celebrate the work of artists from around the globe, we recognize we have our own work to do,” vice president Helen Hoehne stated, flanked by previous president and board chair Meher Tatna and president Ali Sar. “Just like in film and television, Black representation is vital. We must have Black journalists in our organization.”

The criticism comes from a Los Angeles Times examination that raised concerns about the company’s absence of Black members, to name a few ethical concerns.

“We must also ensure everyone from all underrepresented communities get a seat at our table, and we’re going to make that happen,” Tatna included.

Previously in the night throughout their monologue, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler briefly dealt with the debate.

“We all know award shows are stupid…the point is, even with stupid things, inclusivity is important,” Fey stated.”I realize, HFPA, maybe you guys didn’t get the memo because your workplace is the back booth of a French McDonald’s, but you gotta change that. So here’s to changing it.”

Sar appeared to concur.

“Thank you and we look forward to a more inclusive future,” he stated.

Leading up to Sunday night, popular celebs and figures in Hollywood slammed the group, sharing a post from Time’s Up that contacted them to expand their subscription.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.