Golden Globes boasts diversity increase while upping Asian voting members by 1.3%

Golden Globes boasts diversity increase while upping Asian voting members by 1.3%
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Eleven new members have joined the Golden Globes’ journalist voting body, bringing the total number of members to 300

October 4, 2023
The Golden Globes announced 11 new members on Monday, bringing the total number of voters in its organization to 300 and increasing the number of Asian voting members by only 1.3% from last year’s number.
Key details: The Golden Globes welcomed 11 new members into its voting body ahead of the awards show ceremony that will take place in the usual venue at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 7, 2024.
The new members, as listed in the announcement on Monday, are Trinidad Barleycorn (Switzerland), Paola Casella (Italy), Ankit Jhunjhunwala (Canada), Sona Karapoghosyan (Armenia), Elsa Keslassy (France), Wael Khairy (Egypt), Juan Claudio Matossian Güell (Spain), Zac Ntim (United Kingdom), Naman Ramachandran (United Kingdom), Mohammed Rouda (Egypt) and Amon Warmann (United Kingdom).
Most diverse: Claiming itself the “most ethnically diverse of all the major award shows,” the Golden Globes has international voters from 76 different countries, some of which include Armenia, Costa Rica and Malaysia.
The voting body is now 47% female and 60% “racially and ethnically diverse,” with the majority of the non-white members being Latinx (26.3%), followed by 13.3% Asian, 11% Black and 9% Middle Eastern, the organization said.
Comparing statistics: With the addition, the Golden Globes increased its voter diversity by 8.5% overall and total number of Asian members by 1.3%. In September 2022, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was still in charge, the Golden Globes were comprised of 51.5% racially and ethnically diverse members and 12% Asian members. Eldridge Industries and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) acquired all of the award show’s assets, rights and properties in June.
Continued effort: Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne noted in the press release that the organization’s commitment to “maintaining the diversity of our voting body continues.”
The membership committee had a tough time narrowing down the field, but we’re all pleased with the results,” Tim Gray, the executive vice president of the Golden Globes, added.
      Bryan Ke

      Bryan Ke
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