On Saturday, Scarlett Johansson joined critics including Netflix, Amazon Studios, WarnerMedia and dozens of Hollywood’s top publicity companies, who said they would no longer work with the HFPA unless it made far-reaching changes.
WarnerMedia, which includes cable channel HBO and movie studio Warner Bros, said in letter to the HFPA that it was concerned about “racially insensitive, sexist and homophobic questions” at press conferences and events during the Golden Globe nominations and awards process.
“For far too long, demands for perks, special favours and unprofessional requests have been made to our teams and to others across the industry,” the WarnerMedia letter said.
Johansson urged her fellow actors to “take a step back from the HFPA” and Golden Globe events. In a statement, she said that in the past “this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.”