The Golden Globes will be a private event with no livestream this year, organizers said, as they prepare for a stripped-down ceremony on Sunday with no celebrity red carpets following controversy last year. Dramas The Power of the Dog and Belfast lead nominations with seven nods each, with winners announced online.
Last year broadcaster NBC dropped plans to broadcast the event after criticism from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which votes on the annual film and television awards — one of the biggest leading up to the Oscars.
This year’s event will be a private event and will not be live streamed.
We will provide real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and 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 about whether close relationships with film studios influenced the choices of nominees and winners. In October, the HFPA said it had added 21 new members, six of whom are black.
“This year’s event will be a private event and will not be streamed live,” the organizers said on the Golden Globes official Twitter page late on Thursday. “We will provide real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”
Earlier this week, the HFPA said there would be no public or red carpet at the event, which would also “shine light on the (group’s) long-established philanthropic work.”
It has also banned gifts and favors and introduced diversity and sexual harassment training for members. The group, which numbers just over 100, plans to expand further this year.
Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg announced the nominations for the 79th Golden Globes last month. Nominated 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, drama Succession led with five nominations.