TIME’S UP: This Is a Defining Moment for Hollywood

Culture, Entertainment, Equity, Time's Up Globes

Today, NBCUniversal announced that the network will not air the 2022 Golden Globe Awards, following criticism that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s proposed new reforms fall short of addressing the systemic racism, harassment, and corruption that have existed in the organization for years. 

You can read TIME’S UP’s open letter to the HFPA on May 7 here. Our list of recommended reforms to transform the Golden Globes can be found here.

Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Foundation, provided the following statement:

“This is a defining moment for Hollywood. Today, we have the opportunity to recognize that, by speaking up against one powerful but deeply flawed awards system, we can begin to reimagine a more equitable industry. 

“It took the collective voices of individual actors, creators, and a united front of over 100 PR firms along with the powerful moral leadership of companies like Netflix, Amazon, and WarnerMedia to make this happen. Together, we demanded an awards ceremony that is fully inclusive, transparent, and respectful. Courage and leadership made a difference.

“Storytelling is universally powerful. The images we show on screen contribute to how audiences view the world and help define our broader culture. So, the entertainment industry has a responsibility to their audiences both onscreen and off.

“But this moment is about more than Hollywood. It is about the courage it takes to confront all of the problematic systems that are right in front of us in every industry and institution and across society. Because that is what it will take to truly uproot racism, sexism, and homophobia and build safer, more equitable workplaces for everyone.”

TIME’S UP Foundation

The TIME’S UP™ Foundation insists upon safe, fair, and dignified work for all by changing culture, companies, and laws. We enable more people to seek justice through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™. We pioneer innovative research driving toward solutions to address systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace through the TIME’S UP Impact Lab. And we reshape key industries from within so they serve as a model for all industries. The TIME’S UP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.