Following two years of criticism for its lack of diverse membership, the Golden Globes on Monday announced that it's added new members, becoming one of the most ethnically diverse among major award shows.
There are now 300 journalists in total that serve as voting members.
The expanded voting body includes voters from countries around the world, including Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cameroon and more.
"The new breakdown is 47 per cent female, and 60pc racially and ethnically diverse, with 26.3pc Latinx, 13.3pc Asian, 11pc Black, 9pc Middle Eastern," a press release said on Monday.
The 81st Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
The Golden Globe Awards earlier this year were sold to a new owner that shut down the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), following claims of ethical lapses and a lack of diversity within the organisation.
Eldridge Industries purchased the Golden Globe assets with Dick Clark Productions (DCP), which will continue to manage the awards telecast and focus on expanding the Globes' viewership around the world, a press release said. DCP is co-owned by Eldridge and Penske Media.
Host and comedian Jerrod Carmichael opened his monologue at this year's January ceremony with a blunt assessment: that he was there because "I'm Black".
“This show, the Golden Globe Awards, did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - which I won't say that they were a racist organisation - but they didn't have a single Black member until George Floyd died," Carmichael said.