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Awards Unseasoned: Golden Globes Organization Reportedly Has No Black Members

With less than a week from the broadcast ceremony of the 78th Golden Globes, the organization that hosts the awards is in hot water.

According to a recent LA Times report published on Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has no Black members. There are members of color, but the LA Times notes the HFPA is aware of this slight and is something the nonprofit organization of entertainment journalists and photographers is “committed to addressing.”

Of course, there had already been conversation about the HFPA’s propensity to be out of touch, particularly with its complete snubbing of Michaela Coel’s acclaimed series I May Destroy You in this year’s nominations. Further, none of the Black-led films within the conversation (such as Da 5 Bloods, Judas and the Black Messiah, One Night In Miami and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) were among the noms in the Best Picture category.

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