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Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces winners of 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards


Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:40 am

Celebrates philanthropy work

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Sunday announced the winners of the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards, from the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing 2021’s best in film and television, this year, the Golden Globe Awards shined a light on what it called “the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, amplifying a range of grantees during the program.”

Click HERE for the list of winners.

HFPA President Helen Hoehne opened the ceremony and welcomed attendees composed of select HFPA members and grantees.

A press release stated, “For 25 years, the HFPA has donated over $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts; incredibly impactful organizations, many of whom were hit hard over the last two years as a result of the pandemic. The evening honored the achievements of the grantees as well.”

Hoehne said, “Last year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was challenged to change – and we did. Both internally, within the association, as well as adding 21 members to bring fresh perspectives. We are on a journey of change and we’re not going to rest. We are going to be outspoken about what we’re learning and challenge others to join us.”

At the conclusion of Hoehne’s remarks, Tige Charity, executive director of Kids in The Spotlight, took the stage to provide an overview of the organization, and then announced the first two awards of the evening. Throughout the event, various HFPA grant recipients and nonprofit leaders spoke about the work of their respective organizations, followed by the announcement of award category winners. Additional presenters included: Katie Alheim, A Place Called Home; Larry Laboe, New Filmmakers LA; Jenn Dees, PEN America; Damien Navarro, Outfest; Rafael Agustín, Latino Film Institute; Nate Thomas, Cal State Northridge; Dr. Mary Gallagher, LACC; Nic Novicki, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge; Thomas Parham, Cal State Dominguez; Diana Luna, Hola Mexico Film Festival; Kimberly Bautista, Justice For My Sister; Sandy Schulberg, Indie Collect; Filipe Noguiera, Women’s Voices Now; Adele Wilson, Streetlights; Diane Ruby, Get Lit; Jacqueline Alexander-Sykes, St. Elmo Village; Samuel Curtis, Get Lit; and Lucia Torres, Los Fotos.

Toward the end of the evening, HFPA Chief Diversity Officer Neil Phillips introduced Kyle Bowser, senior vice president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, who further discussed the “Reimagine Coalition,” a joint five-year initiative between the HFPA and NAACP, to increase diversity, equity and inclusion across the global entertainment industry.

Bowser opened his remarks: “Imagination is the currency that sustains and propels the entertainment industries. Creative storytellers possess an amazing ability to conceive people, places and circumstances that transpose us all to fantastical realms of ‘make believe.’ But for many of us, the imagination of the dominant culture is the most vulnerable, unhealthy and dangerous place to reside. Our race, origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical capability and mental capacity are but a few of the unique qualities we embody, but the invaluable perspectives, methods and talents we offer are routinely discounted or discredited.”

Bowser went on to describe the importance of the Reimagine Coalition, and what it aims to do, with the hope of working closely with studios, networks, production companies, agencies, guilds, academies, and other media institutions.

His remarks concluded by acknowledging the “attention that has deservedly been paid to the HFPA’s shortcomings” but reaffirmed that the “NAACP supports their effort to reform and applauds HFPA’s offer to share its transitional experience as a template for the entire industry to emulate.”

Following Bowser’s remarks, Jeremy Tran, executive director of Gold House; Bird Runningwater, member of the board of directors for IllumiNative; and Lauren Applebaum, VP of communications and entertainment & news media, of RespectAbility, took the stage to announce they would all be joining the HFPA and NAACP in supporting the Reimagine Coalition.

√ Gold House is a community of Asian and Pacific Islander changemakers fighting for equality by advancing API representation and empowerment.

√ IllumiNative is a women-led social justice organization dedicated to challenging and disrupting the false narratives that exist about Native peoples. 

√ RespectAbility is a disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities.

During the ceremony, in addition to spotlighting a wide variety of HFPA-supported nonprofit partners, four organizations – Get Lit, Streetlights, St. Elmo Village and Las Fotos – were honored through individual video vignettes. A full list of 2021-22 HFPA grant recipients can be found at the end of this press release. 

Streetlights — Supported by the HFPA for over a decade, Streetlights acts as a job training, job placement and career advancement organization. Its mission is to create careers, not just jobs, for underrepresented young women and men from diverse backgrounds, while increasing diversity throughout the entertainment industry. When students graduate from the first four weeks of training, they are placed in jobs such as production assistants, a traditional stepping-stone.

Get Lit — Supported by the HFPA since 2018, Get Lit uses poetry to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities. The organization cultivates enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities. Get Lit’s poetry and film curriculum engages young people by providing a creative outlet, community, and real-life work experience, transforming students into activists, scholars and stars.

Las Fotos Project — Supported by the HFPA since 2019, this community-based organization inspires teenage girls and gender-expansive youth through photography, mentorship and self-expression. Offering year-round programming, Las Fotos provides girls with access to professional cameras, quality instruction and workshops that encourage them to explore their identity, build leadership and advocacy skills, and strengthen their social and emotional well-being.

St. Elmo Village — A new grantee, St. Elmo Village houses free workshops in drawing and painting for children, as well as photography and computer graphics for young adults. It offers an arts and music library, community reading room, and music festivals not only for its surrounding neighborhood, but the entire Los Angeles community. 

The press release noted, “Over the last eight months, the HFPA has completely overhauled their bylaws, implementing sweeping changes from top to bottom that address ethics and code of conduct, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, membership and more. In October, the HFPA admitted their largest and most diverse class to date of 21 new members, all of whom were first-time Golden Globe voters.”

A full list of the HFPA’s reforms can be found here.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2021-22 Grant Recipients


Cal State Dominguez Hills - $21,500

Cal State Fullerton - $20,000

Cal State Long Beach - $20,000

Los Angeles City College - $20,000

Los Angeles Valley College - $20,000

Mt. San Antonio College - $20,000

Santa Monica College - $20,000


California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) - $60,000

Cal State Dominguez Hills - $60,000

Cal State Fullerton - $60,000

Cal State Long Beach - $60,000

Cal State Northridge - $60,000

Los Angeles City College - $45,000

Los Angeles Valley College - $35,000

Mt. San Antonio College Foundation - $30,000

Santa Monica College - $30,000

Southwestern Law School - $50,000

University of California, Los Angeles - $125,000


American Film Institute - $20,000

CalArts - $12,500

Cal State Dominguez Hills - $5,000

Cal State Fullerton - $5,000

Cal State Long Beach - $5,000

Los Angeles Valley College - $5,000

Loyola Marymount - $20,000

Mt. San Antonio College Foundation - $5,000

Santa Monica College - $5,000

University of California, Los Angeles - $20,000


American Film Institute - $40,000

Australians in Film - $20,000

Black TV & Film Collaborative - $10,000

City Year Los Angeles - $10,000

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment - $20,000

Easterseals Southern California - $20,000

Film Independent, Project: Involve - $85,000

Film Independent, HFPA International Residency - $128,315

Justice for My Sister Collective - $20,000

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Foundation - $10,000

International Documentary Association - $20,000

Motion Picture & Television Fund - $30,000

OUTFEST - $50,000

RespectAbility - $20,000

Streetlights - $25,000

Sundance Institute - $175,000

The Film Collaborative - $25,000

Veterans in Media & Entertainment - $54,000

Women in Film - $30,000

Women Make Movies - $10,000


A Place Called Home - $25,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles - $100,000

California State Summer School Arts Foundation - $25,000

GetLit - Words Ignite - $20,000

Inner City Filmmakers - $40,000

Kids in the Spotlight - $10,000

Latino Film Institute - $10,000

LAUSD USC Media Arts & Engineering Magnet School - $25,000

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - $25,000

POPS the Club - $10,000

SAG/AFTRA Foundation - $10,000

Sharewell - $10,000

Telluride Film Festival - $10,000

Venice Arts - $20,000

Women’s Voices Now - $10,000


Cineteca de Bologna - $75,000

Film Preservation Society (Lobster Films) - $75,000

IndieCollect - $125,000

Institut Lumiere - $200,000

OUTFEST - $10,000


American Cinematheque - $100,000

American Documentary Association (POV) - $10,000

Film Independent/Fi Presents - $289,900

FilmAid International/InterNews - $100,000

Hollywood Heritage Museum - $10,000

Library Foundation of Los Angeles - $40,000

Los Angeles Conservancy, Last Remaining Seats - $50,000

National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) - $150,000

New Filmmakers Los Angeles - $60,000

Vidiots Foundation - $25,000


Committee to Protect Journalists - $100,000

Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists - $20,000

InquireFirst - $20,000

International Documentary Association - $25,000

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - $100,000

International Women’s Media Foundation - $50,000

KPCC/California Public Radio - $20,000

Los Angeles Press Club - $30,000

Military Veterans in Journalism - $10,000

PEN America - $50,000

ProPublica - $50,000

Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting - $50,000

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - $50,000

UCLA Diversity Report - $10,000


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - $35,000

Gingold Theatre Group - $40,000

FREE THE WORK - $20,000

Las Fotos Project - $10,000

Lollipop Theater Network - $20,000

Saturday Night Bath - $7,000

St. Elmo Village - $55,000

The Actor’s Gang - $10,000

The Moth - $105,000

Valley Cultural Foundation - $25,000



CORE Community Organized Relief Effort - $500,000

Feeding America - $1,000,000

Project Angel Food - $75,000


Stop AAPI Hate - $75,000


Committee to Protect Journalists - $200,000

International Women’s Media Foundation - $50,000


DirectRelief - $125,000

Doctors Without Borders - $125,000

About The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the nonprofit organization established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions around the world seeking an escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with a membership representing more than 55 countries. Since 1944, the group has hosted the annual Golden Globe Awards, a ceremony that honors achievements in both television and film. The licensing fees from the Golden Glob® Awards has enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the past 27 years. For more information, visit www.GoldenGlobes.com.

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