The Golden Globes will be a private event this year without a live broadcast, organizers said, as they prepare to hold a clean-lined ceremony Sunday without a celebrity red carpet following last year’s controversy. Dramas The Power of the Dog and Belfast lead the nominations with seven nods each, and the winners will be announced online.
Last year, broadcaster NBC scrapped its plan to televise the event following criticism from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which votes on the annual film and television awards – one of the most important before the Oscars.
This year’s event will be a private event and will not be broadcast live.
We will provide real-time updates on the winners on the Golden Globes website and on our social media.https://t.co/UftlFSZg5u
– Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 6, 2022
The HFPA has been criticized for the lack of racial diversity among its members, and critics have also raised questions as to whether a close relationship with movie studios may have influenced the choices of nominees and winners. In October, the HFPA announced that it had added 21 new members, including six blacks.
“This year’s event will be a private event and will not be broadcast live,” organizers said on the official Golden Globes Twitter page Thursday night. “We will be providing real-time updates on the winners on the Golden Globes website and on our social media. “
Earlier this week, the HFPA said there would be no audience or red carpet at the event, which “would also highlight (the group’s) long-standing philanthropic work.”
It has also banned gifts and favors and implemented diversity and sexual harassment training for its members. The group, which numbers just over 100, plans to grow further this year.
Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg announced the nominations for the 79th Golden Globes last month. Nominees include Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos), Will Smith (King Richard), Kristen Stewart (Spencer) and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth). On television, the drama Succession leads with five nominations.