A statement shared Saturday night by the HFPA announced that the organization is committing to “transformational change” in the next 60 days by focusing on adding Black and other underrepresented professionals to the group; hiring an independent law firm to establish a process for reporting and investigating ethical violations; creating transparent processes for voting, eligibility and membership; and supporting Black and underrepresented students interested in a career in international journalism.
The HFPA has always been about “elevating future film and television professionals from all walks of life unified by their shared passion and love for film and television,” the statement read. “But we must and will do more.”
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A recent Los Angeles Times investigation found the HFPA had no Black members, calling attention to the fact that Black-led awards season contenders such as “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” failed to earn nominations in the Globes’ best-picture categories this year. The group also came under fire for paying its own members to serve as officers and committee members.