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Golden Globes: HFPA’s Longtime PR Firm Sunshine Sachs Exits (Exclusive)

Sunshine Sachs, the longtime public relations firm for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has severed its relationship with the organization behind the annual Golden Globe Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The bicoastal PR firm headed by veteran publicists Ken Sunshine and Shawn Sachs, which represented the HFPA since 2011 and also counts as clients […]

Aida Takla-O’Reilly, Two-Time HFPA President, Dies at 90

Aida Takla-O’Reilly, a two-time president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the organization’s longest-serving member, died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 90. Takla-O’Reilly joined the group behind the Golden Globe Awards in 1956 and served as its president in 1994-96 and 2011-13. Born in Egypt, she covered the entertainment industry for publications in […]

Sergei Rakhlin, Longtime HFPA Member, Dies at 78

Sergei “Serge” Rakhlin, an entertainment journalist who was a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the past 26 years, died Friday, the HFPA announced. He was 78. Rakhlin, a longtime print and broadcast entertainment reporter and occasional screenwriter, was born in Russia but represented Russia, Latvia and Ukraine in the HFPA. During his […]

Michaela Jae Rodriguez Celebrates After Historic Golden Globes Win: “The Door Is Now Open”

Although much of Hollywood reacted with a shrug to Sunday’s announcement of the Golden Globe Awards winners amid a year of criticism over inclusivity and ethics, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez was not one to downplay her appreciation. The Pose star became the first trans woman to score a Globe when she won for best actress in […]

‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ Top Golden Globes in Private Ceremony Amid Ongoing Boycott

The Power of the Dog, West Side Story and Succession were among the winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards, announced on Sunday night via social media and not, as in years past, as part of a star-studded, boozy, nationally televised gala. This, as much as anything, illustrates the stunning fall from grace experienced over […]

Golden Globes to Be Held as “Private Event” With No Live Stream Available

Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony will be unprecedented in more ways than one. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that there will be no live stream available for the event. A rep for HFPA said in a statement, “This year’s event is going to be a private event and will not be live-streamed. We will be providing […]

Golden Globes to Take Place Without Celebs, Press or Audience in Attendance

The 79th Golden Globe Awards, set for Sunday, will highlight the philanthropic efforts of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which The Hollywood Reporter has previously written about — with winners announced intermittently throughout a 90-minute gathering at the Beverly Hilton, the HFPA revealed Tuesday. There will be no red carpet and no celebrities, non-HFPA […]

Golden Globe Noms: HFPA Boss Says Group Has “Done the Work,” Talks Ceremony Plans and Snoop Dogg Cameo

“This has been a year of change and reflection for the HFPA,” Helen Hoehne said from the podium inside a Beverly Hilton ballroom shortly after 6 a.m. to kick off Monday’s Golden Globes nominations announcement, wasting no time in addressing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ongoing reforms and efforts to diversify its ranks following a […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Announces Nominations Despite Ongoing Boycott

It wasn’t the nationally televised, star-studded announcement to which people have become accustomed, but, bright and early on Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed a new set of Golden Globe nominations, just as it has done for the previous 78 years — this despite the fact that the Hollywood community the group of […]

HFPA Will Dip Into Its Reserves to Maintain Charitable Giving

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization of journalists for international outlets that puts on the annual Golden Globe Awards, is now in talks with several of the constituencies that have boycotted it since a Feb. 21 Los Angeles Times piece called into question the HFPA’s demographics and financial practices, including revealing it had no […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Brings on Chief Diversity Officer

The embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards that came under fire earlier this year following a Los Angeles Times exposé about its demographics and ethics, has retained a chief diversity officer as it seeks to reform itself and quell an industry boycott. Neil Phillips, a Florida-based speaker and entrepreneur […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Member Whose Girlfriend Sued Organization Expelled for IRS Mishap

It seems there is never a dull moment at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. On Tuesday, Magnus Sundholm, an L.A.-based journalist for the Swedish daily Aftonbladet and a member of the HFPA since 2008, was expelled by the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards, the Los Angeles Times reported, and The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Sundholm […]