The organisers of the Golden Globe Awards have promised to appoint a black judge to vote on nominees "as soon as possible", following backlash over its members’ lack of diversity. A spokesman for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), a cohort of 87 entertainment journalists who decide who should win the coveted statuettes every year, told the Telegraph it was "fully committed to ensuring our membership is reflective of the communities around the world who love film, TV, and the artists inspiring and educating them". He added that "we understand we need to bring in black members, as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds". The HFPA, which will host the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday for the 78th time, was slammed for nominating the heavily ridiculed Netflix series Emily In Paris while snubbing the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You, directed by British actress Michaela Coel. It later emerged that more than 30 HFPA members were flown to France to visit the set of Emily in Paris in 2019 where they were treated to a two-night stay at the five-star Peninsula Paris Hotel, where rooms start at $1,400 a night and lunch at the Musée des Arts Forains, a “private museum with amusement rides dating to 1950”. The trip was paid for by the show’s developers, Paramount Network. The HFPA told the Telegraph that "the notion that these visits have any influence over nominees for the Golden Globes is absurd".