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Helen Hoehne, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, announcing the nominees for the 79th Golden Globe Awards, Dec. 13. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Monday revealed its 2022 Golden Globes nominations, amid continued scrutiny over its lack of representation.

Why it matters: Globes nominations are typically celebrated by studios and actors. But Hollywood has distanced itself from the ceremony following criticism that the HFPA has not been committed enough to diversity.

Details: Netflix was awarded the most nominations Monday, despite vowing to boycott the ceremony next year unless reforms are implemented.

  • Netflix also raked in the most film nominations, with 17 nods, while HBO led the TV nominations with 15.
  • Focus Features’ "Belfast" and Netflix's "The Power of the Dog" garnered the most film nominations — with seven each — while HBO's "Succession" topped the TV category with five nominations.

Be smart: Streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon have often taken the lead in nominations across different Hollywood award shows in recent years.

Catch up quick: Drama around the Globes heightened last year, when a report revealed that none of the HFPA's members are Black.

  • Soon after, leaders at Amazon, Netflix and WarnerMedia put out statements saying they refuse to work with the HFPA until new reforms are enacted. PR firms called for a boycott. Stars also joined calls against the group.
  • NBC said it wouldn't air the Golden Globes next year following the fallout around the HFPA.
  • Following the news from NBC, the HFPA released a new timetable for its reform plan. In August, it debuted new bylaws meant to address its commitment to reforms.

The big picture: Hollywood is facing unprecedented business and culture challenges following the pandemic and last year's Black Lives Matter protests.

What to watch: A letter from the group's president obtained last week by Variety suggests that the awards this year will focus on philanthropy.

  • The Globes are set for Jan. 9.

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Mj Rodriguez becomes first openly trans person to win Golden Globe

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MTV

Actress Mj Rodriguez on Sunday became the first openly transgender person to win a Golden Globe Award for her lead role in FX's "Pose."

Catch up quick: Rodriguez also made history this summer for becoming the first trans Emmy Award nominee in a major acting category.

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Tax season nightmare ahead for understaffed IRS

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The IRS will start accepting 2021 tax returns in less than a week, and the filing delays and administrative headaches to come might eclipse last year — which was “one of the worst filing seasons," according to an independent advocacy agency within the IRS.

Why it matters: For taxpayers, especially with complex or paper filings, this means headaches, delayed refunds, and mistakes.

China builds its own movie empire

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Data: Gower Street citing Comscore; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

China blocked all four of Disney's Marvel movies from being released in its theaters last year, a grim sign for U.S. film giants being squeezed out of the world's fastest-growing box office.

Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is using domestic films as a key conduit for mass messaging aimed at achieving political goals, leaving little room for foreign views.