The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has added 103 new voters to the group that oversees the Golden Globe Awards. These new additions mark a double in size for the voting body, with an increased level of diversity following the scandals that have plagued the organization over the past few years.
The HFPA announced a plan to add to the voting body in July, though the new voters are not joining as HFPA members. In fact, this is the first time that the HFPA has ever welcomed non-members to vote on the Golden Globes.
“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 HFPA president Helen Hoehne. “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.”
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