Tom Cruise is the latest celebrity to protest against the HFPA and he did so by returning all three

Tom Cruise is the latest celebrity to protest against the HFPA and he did so by returning all three of his Golden Globes awards.



Deadline reports that the 58-year-old actor delivered all three trophies back to the HFPA as he joins his peers, organizations and more in solidarity.


Hollywood is increasingly coalescing behind a clear message to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, demanding more significant reforms from the body that awards the Golden Globes each year.


The HFPA approved a slate of changes on Thursday intended to address months of controversy over the lack of diversity in its ranks.


According to a statement, the planned reforms include increasing the HFPA's membership by 50 percent over the next 18 months, "with a specific focus on recruiting Black members" (the body currently has none); hiring a diversity, equality, and inclusion strategist; and establishing a committee of "racially and ethnically diverse members who will advise the Board and oversee critical organizational reform."


But many high-profile Hollywood figures have already come forward criticizing these measures, arguing that more substantive change is needed.


Tom won three awards over the years: two for Best Actor (Jerry Maguire and Born on the Fourth of July), as well as one for Best Supporting Actor for Magnolia.


This development follows the news that NBC has decided not to air the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony, amid the controversy with the HFPA, which has yet to implement planned diversity changes in the company.