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Critics Choice Association nabs early January 2022 date for awards show after NBC dump Golden Globes

Critics Choice Association nabs early January 2022 date for annual Hollywood awards show after NBC dumps Golden Globes amid diversity row

In a classic case of ‘you snooze, you lose’, the Critics Choice Association has swiftly nabbed the first Sunday in January as the date for its 2022 televised awards show.

The day has traditionally been the occasion of the star-studded Golden Globes but on Monday, NBC announced it would not be airing the January 9, 2022 ceremony amid an ongoing row over diversity.

On Wednesday, the Critics Choice Association, which airs a very similar ceremony to the Globes with celebrities enjoying food and drinks during the show, announced it was taking the vacant spot.

The Critics Choice Association, which airs a very similar ceremony to the Golden Globes, announced Wednesday it will hold its 2022 awards show on the date left vacant by NBC’s decision to dump the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s telecast (pictured 2020)

TV network The CW will air the live three-hour telecast.

‘We are thrilled to be partnering with The CW again and looking forward to gathering in person to celebrate the finest work of this upcoming season,’ Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement.

‘The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will mark a return to the glamorous, star-studded revelry that make these nights absolutely unforgettable.’

Formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Critics Choice Association members are critics and journalists covering movies and the group has handed out annual awards since 1995.

Formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Critics Choice Association members are critics and journalists covering movies and the group has handed out annual awards since 1995

Formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Critics Choice Association members are critics and journalists covering movies and the group has handed out annual awards since 1995

NBC dropped the bombshell news of the Golden Globes cancelation on Monday as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands them out, continues to reel from a series of scandals

NBC dropped the bombshell news of the Golden Globes cancelation on Monday as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands them out, continues to reel from a series of scandals

NBC dropped the bombshell news of the Golden Globes cancelation on Monday as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands them out, continues to reel from a series of scandals.

The secretive organization with a membership of just 87 has no Black members and has also been accused of accepting gifts and free travel in return for awards consideration.

And while the HFPA says it is committed to increasing diversity among its membership, the fact that ratings plummeted by two-thirds for this year’s show also factored into NBC’s decision. 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Monday, NBCU’s Susan Rovner said of the Globes: ‘They are expensive. All ratings are declining, and I don’t know if this is a symptom of COVID. Is it this moment in time or is it forever? 

‘We have another year before we get a real sense of that. But if it’s not getting good ratings, I don’t know that we’re going to want it — even if they get cheaper.’

Prizes: Cruise won Best Actor for Jerry Maguire in 1997, Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July in 1990 and Best Supporting Actor for his role in Magnolia in 2000

Tom Cruise has reportedly returned his three Golden Globe awards because of its failure to reform its lack of diversity. The Hollywood star, 58, won for Jerry Maguire in 1997, for Born on the Fourth of July in 1990 and for Magnolia in 2000 (pictuired)

Mark Ruffalo, a Golden Globe winner this year, recently said he 'cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award' any longer

And Scarlett Johansson said HFPA press conferences for her 'meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment'

Celebrities and studios have been distancing themselves from the Golden Globes in a row over diversity with actor Mark Ruffalo and actress Scarlett Johansson among the most outspoken

Celebrities and studios also have been distancing themselves from the Golden Globes. 

Tom Cruise has reportedly returned his three Golden Globe awards because of its failure to reform its lack of diversity.

The Hollywood star, 58, won Best Actor for Jerry Maguire in 1997, Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July in 1990 and Best Supporting Actor for his role in Magnolia in 2000. 

Mark Ruffalo, a winner this year, recently said he ‘cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award’ any longer.

And Scarlett Johansson said HFPA press conferences for her ‘meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.’

WarnerMedia, Netflix and Amazon cut ties with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because they said they didn’t have faith that the non-profit group could reform. 

A group of 100 entertainment publicity firms has said they would urge their clients to skip HFPA functions.  

NBCU's Susan Rovner said of the Globes this week that it's not just the lack of diversity among the HFPA membership but also the cost of their awards show and the fact this year's ratings plummeted by two-thirds that led to the decision to cancel the 2022 event expensive and

NBCU’s Susan Rovner said of the Globes this week that it’s not just the lack of diversity among the HFPA membership but also the cost of their awards show and the fact this year’s ratings plummeted by two-thirds that led to the decision to cancel the 2022 event expensive and  

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