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The HFPA® Adds 103 New Voters for the Golden Globe® Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (“HFPA”) today announced the addition of 103 new international voters to consider the Golden Globe Awards. This signifies the first time in the Association’s history that a group of non-member voters has been added to select the nominees and awards, doubling the size of the voting body while increasing its diversity.
“After bringing in our largest member class last year with 21 diverse members, it was clear we had to find new opportunities to bring in additional voters to ensure the continued diversification and growth in the voting body,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the HFPA. “The addition of new non-member voters drawn from international markets gives us the opportunity to more rapidly increase the number of voters while preserving our international identity and maintaining the commitment to bring in qualified and experienced entertainment journalists.”
The new voters were recruited from international industry organizations, as well as from active outreach to esteemed foreign film festivals and journalism professionals. The new voters are composed of 22.3% Latinx, 13.6% Black, 11.7% Asian, 10.7% Middle Eastern, and 41.7% White, with 58.3% self-identifying as ethnically diverse.
These new voters will be subject to a Golden Globe Awards Code of Conduct. Their applications were reviewed and qualified by the Credentials Committee, which is composed of a majority of outside independent journalism and entertainment industry professionals.
Combined with the current HFPA membership, the total Golden Globe Awards voting body is 52% female, 51.5% racially and ethnically diverse with 19.5% Latinx, 12% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Middle Eastern. The voting body also includes individuals who self-identify as LGBTQIA+. The total number of voters is now 200.
Geographically, the voters represent 62 countries around the world. This is the largest voting body in the history of the Association with 43.5% from Europe, 18.5% from Latin America, 17% from Asia, 9% from the Middle East, and 7% from Africa.
“Our work is not complete as we will continue to identify and recruit additional members and non-member voters to expand, diversify and strengthen the Golden Globe Awards while maintaining its unique international flavor,” said Neil Phillips, Chief Diversity Officer of the HFPA. “We remain committed to reshaping and growing the voting body while preserving the ability to make quality award decisions with integrity.”