Three years ago, some of the biggest names in Hollywood walked down the Golden Globes red carpet donning all black to commemorate the beginning of the Time’s Up movement. The movement put a spotlight on the widespread and historically unacknowledged issues of racial inequality and sexual harassment within the entertainment industry.
Three years later at the 2021 Golden Globes, the industry’s lack of progress in diversity among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) deciding members was put on display. Days before the award show, Time’s Up launched #TIMESUPGlobes calling out HFPA for having zero Black members out of their current 87. The association also has not included a single black member since 1987.
The HFPA has a large hand in deciding who receives Golden Globe nominations as well as who ultimately wins the awards. The lack of diversity within this deciding group was directly reflected in what many people describe as an apparent snub of Black-led films in the best picture categories.