79th Golden Globes Awards: No Audience, Celebrities, Red Carpet- HFPA

The 2022 Golden Globes is going ahead on Sunday without an audience, celebrities or red carpet after stars including Scarlett Johansson called for a boycott of the ceremony due to the lack of diversity on the HFPA panel. 

The ceremony will also not be televised nationally for the first time since the writers strike in 2008.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Tuesday that the winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards will still be revealed on January 9 at 6PM PT live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

It has not been revealed if the event will be livestreamed to the public or if the winners will merely be announced on social media. 

Winners will be announced in film and television categories, though it’s unclear exactly how that information will be conveyed to the public; a livestream and/or social media posts seem likely.

NBC previously canceled its annual Globes broadcast when the HFPA came under fire for a lack of diversity in its ranks and questionable business practices.

According to a Variety report, the HFPA reached out to publicists to engage celebrity presenters but everyone declined to participate, thus making this a celebrity-free awards ceremony.

The 2022 ceremony will feature Kyle Bowser, senior vice president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, to discuss the Reimagine Coalition, a five-year joint initiative to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the global entertainment industry.

According to the HFPA, it will collaborate with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau each year to fund and support a series of change-making initiatives, with the overall goals of ensuring visibility of projects from artists of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, increasing diverse representation in the industry, and building pathways to inclusion for young artists and journalists of color.

Deborah Adegoke

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