Golden Globes Will Be Private, No Livestream

The Golden Globes will be a private event this year with no livestream as it prepares to hold a ceremony with no celebrities following a controversy last year.

“This year’s event is going to be a private event and will not be live-streamed,” organizers of the event announced in Twitter on Thursday. “We will be providing real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which votes on the Golden Globes awards, was criticized for the lack of racial diversity in its panel, prompting a boycott from celebrities and producers.

The panel was also questioned for its close relationships possibly swaying its choices for nominees and winners.

Variety reported on Tuesday that a talent booker for the event reached out to several publicity agencies to get celebrity presenters, but no celebrities agreed to take part.

NBC had also previously dropped plans to air the 2022 event following criticism of the HFPA.

Earlier this week, the HFPA said that there will be no audience and red carpet for the event, and that this year’s awards “will shine a light on the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, showcasing a range of grantees during the program.”

HFPA added: “Over the last eight months, the HFPA has completely overhauled its bylaws, implementing sweeping changes from top to bottom addressing ethics and code of conduct, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, membership, and more.”

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