Hollywood star Tom Cruise has reportedly returned his awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group that gives out the annual Golden Globe Awards, following outrage over the award-giving body’s lack of diversity.
Multiple media reports in the US said that Cruise, 58, returned the three trophies following criticisms that the HFPA lacks Black journalists as voting members.
The trophies returned were recognition for his films Jerry Maguire and Born On the Fourth of July, Best Actor; and Magnolia, Supporting Actor.
His move came as several stars in Hollywood have criticized the HFPA for its lack of Black representation within the group, which votes on the Golden Globe winners.
The HFPA has been giving out awards for 77 years since 1944 for excellence in both television and movies, domestic and foreign.