In protest of the ongoing controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)’s membership, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has returned his all three Golden Globe trophies.
A source close to the Mission Impossible actor has revealed to the media that he has returned his Golden Globe Awards to HFPA, the organization behind the Globes, that he earned for his performances in; best actor category for Jerry Maguire in 1997, Born on the Fourth of July in 1990, and the best supporting actor award for Magnolia in 2000.
The strong tack has come amid the growing controversy surrounding the HFPA for its lack of diversity, specifically no Black members, and ethical questions related to financial benefits to some of its 87 members brought to light in a February investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
On Monday, NBC has also announced that it would not broadcast the award show in 2022. "We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. 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," NBC told media outlets.