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2022 Golden Globes will be ‘Private event’ without livestream or TV broadcast

Topline
The general public will not be able to watch the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony live on Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed to Forbes, a major break from tradition amid concerns about Covid-19 transmission and controversy surrounding the HFPA’s lack of diversity and alleged unethical behavior.

Key facts
The HFPA said in a Thursday statement to Forbes that this year’s ceremony will be a “private event” and “will not be live streamed,” and winners will instead be announced on the Golden Globes’ official website and social media pages.

The HFPA said Tuesday there would be no audience or red carpet due to the “current pandemic surge,” though some “select members (of the HFPA) and grantees” could attend the ceremony.

NBC – which has aired the Golden Globes since 1996 – said last spring it wouldn’t air the 2022 ceremony in order to give the HFPA time to execute organizational reforms.

The Golden Globes are scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton.

Key background
A few days before the 2021 Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Times published reports detailing a lack of diversity among HFPA members and alleged conflicts of interest, including some members receiving gifts from studios and producers in exchange for their support. Following the release of the reports, entertainment companies like WarnerMedia, Netflix and Amazon boycotted the HFPA, prompting the group to announce it would institute reforms. The HFPA inducted 21 new members into the organization in October, including six Black members and 10 women, and instituted new rules prohibiting members from accepting gifts.

Tangent
While celebrities have been relatively quiet about the ceremony, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross said told the Wall Street Journal Monday that the Golden Globes “are mired in a lot of mess right now,” and “we’ll see” when it comes to this year’s show.

What to watch for
If the Golden Globes will return to NBC in 2023. The network said it would be willing to air the show in 2023 if the HFPA “executes on its plan” to make changes. Forbes

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