The hunt for a host continues. Chris Rock turned down an offer to host the 2023 Golden Globe Awards when they return to NBC in January, multiple outlets report.According to The Puck, the comedian, 57, was offered a “s—t load” of money to host the award ceremony’s return to live television, but Rock decided against it.
NBC Universal’s producers are now looking for a new name to emcee the 80th Golden Globes ahead of its Tuesday, January 10, airing on NBC and Peacock.
The 2023 ceremony will mark a return to form for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after the network refused to air to 2022 awards show amid allegations of discrimination.In February 2021, the Los Angeles Times published an exposé detailing alleged misconduct and diversity issues in the HFPA.
Following the bombshell report, many celebrities and industry professionals slammed the organization, particularly after it was revealed that the group didn’t have a single Black member amongst its ranks.“Because we understand the urgency and issue of transparency, we will be continuously updating the members and the public as we move forward in making our organization more inclusive and diverse,” the HFPA said in a statement in May 2021, before NBC announced that they would not broadcast the 2022 ceremony. “We understand that the hard work starts now and we remain dedicated to becoming a better organization and an example of diversity, transparency, and accountability in the industry.”The association listed their plans, including a promise to increase the HFPA’s membership by 50 percent over the next 18 months, “with a specific focus on recruiting Black members.” The organization also announced plans to hire a diversity, equality, and inclusion strategist andRead more on usmagazine.com