The hunt for a bunch continues. Chris Rock turned down a suggestion to host the 2023 Golden Globe Awards once they return to NBC in January, a number of retailers report.
In line with The Puck, the comic, 57, was provided a “s—t load” of cash to host the award ceremony’s return to stay tv, however Rock determined in opposition to it. NBC Common’s producers at the moment are on the lookout for a brand new title to emcee the eightieth Golden Globes forward of its Tuesday, January 10, airing on NBC and Peacock. The 2023 ceremony will mark a return to type for the Hollywood International Press Affiliation after the community refused to air to 2022 awards present amid allegations of discrimination.
In February 2021, the Los Angeles Occasions printed an exposé detailing alleged misconduct and diversity issues in the HFPA. Following the bombshell report, many celebrities and business professionals slammed the group, notably after it was revealed that the group didn’t have a single Black member amongst its ranks.
“As a result of we perceive the urgency and concern of transparency, we will likely be constantly updating the members and the general public as we transfer ahead in making our group extra inclusive and numerous,” the HFPA mentioned in an announcement in Could 2021, earlier than NBC introduced that they might not broadcast the 2022 ceremony. “We perceive that the laborious work begins now and we stay devoted to changing into a greater group and an instance of range, transparency, and accountability within the business.”
The affiliation listed their plans, together with a promise to extend the HFPA’s membership by 50 p.c over the subsequent 18 months, “with a particular give attention to recruiting Black members.” The group additionally introduced plans to rent a range, equality, and inclusion strategist and set up a committee of “racially and ethnically numerous members who will advise the Board and oversee essential organizational reform.”
Although nominations for the 2022 Golden Globes had been introduced in December 2021, the ceremony was held the next month with none celebrities or company in attendance.
The 2023 Golden Globes aren’t the one awards present that Rock has reportedly declined to host. Throughout an August stand-up present in Phoenix, Arizona, the Everyone Hates Chris creator joked about turning down a suggestion to helm the 2023 Academy Awards after he was slapped within the face by Will Smith on the 2022 ceremony. Rock additionally claimed that he declined a suggestion to seem in a Tremendous Bowl industrial primarily based on the altercation.
The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air alum, 53, slapped Rock within the face shortly earlier than successful the Oscar for Finest Actor in a Main Position in the course of the March ceremony following a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith‘s expense. He publicly apologized for his actions the next day and resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences earlier than late being banned from all Oscars occasions for the subsequent decade.
In July, Smith issued one other public apology to Rock, expressing regret for his actions in a prolonged video. “I’ve spent the final three months replaying and understanding the nuances and the complexities of what occurred in that second,” the Philadelphia native mentioned in a clip shared to Instagram on the time. “I’m not gonna attempt to unpack all of that proper now. However I can say to all of you, there is no such thing as a a part of me that thinks that was the suitable technique to behave in that second. There’s no a part of me that thinks that’s the optimum technique to deal with a sense of disrespect or insults.”
He continued, “So I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My conduct was unacceptable and I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.”