EXCLUSIVE: Three Golden Globes voters, Howaida Hamdy, Munawar Hosain and Aniko Navai, are out of the company behind the Golden Globe Awards.
According to sources, the three have been expelled for violating the organization’s code of conduct following investigations into complaints about their behavior.
Egyptian Journalist and critic Howaida Hamdy became the subject of a probe following a Camera report in August about alleged anti-Semitic and “extremist” remarks in some of Hamdy’s reviews and tweets in Arabic.
Bangladeshi-born Munawar Hosain and Hungarian-born Aniko Navai — both based in Los Angeles — had been HFPA members for decades; Hamdy was among 21 new members added in 2021 in the first wave of efforts to diversify the Globes voting body following widespread criticism.
All three transitioned to becoming Golden Globes employees after Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge earlier this year acquired all the Golden Globes’ assets, rights and properties from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, turning the Hollywood awards show into a commercial enterprise.
The Golden Globes are expected to reveal a roster of 300 voters from 76 countries soon. The 2023 Golden Globes Awards are set for Jan. 10, 2024.
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