The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is facing criticism for no involvement of a person of colour in their all-white team. Amidst the outcry, several actors have boycotted the HFPA in the past few days and now Tom Cruise has joined the outrage by returning his three Golden Globes Awards.
According to Deadline, the actor today has delivered back to the HFPA the three Golden Globe trophies he has won over the years.
The trophies just sent to HFPA headquarters are the Best Actor prize he won for ‘Jerry Maguire’, the Best Actor prize he won for ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and the Best Supporting Actor prize he won for ‘Magnolia’.
American media house NBC has already canceled its broadcast of next year's Golden Globes Awards over the lack of diversity and transparency.
"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," the awards' long-standing broadcaster NBC said in a statement, reports AFP.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, comprised of some 90 journalists who vote for Tinseltown's second-biggest annual film and television awards, has been under fire for months following widespread allegations of racism, sexism, bullying, and corruption among its ranks.