Although the Golden Globe Awards are not going to be broadcast on NBC as usual next year, they’re most definitely still a go, just with a completely different approach this time around.
“The HFPA plans to recognize the performances of 2021 to celebrate the great work of the industry this past year at the 79th Annual Golden Globes,” a source confirmed, though there is no further information at the moment on what form that recognition would take.
This past Friday, a letter was sent out to various different studios explaining all the eligibility rules for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2022, although the emphasis appears to be on performances rather than any categories.
Puck’s Matthew Belloni speculated that the Globes might take the form of a press conference as they did during the 2008 writer’s strike.
In May, NBC announced that it would not air the Golden Globes in 2022 after a series of revelations about the organization’s lack of diversity and ethical lapses caused a consortium of publicists to boycott the awards. The embattled organization has spent the summer undertaking a series of reforms, such as adding a group of 21 new members including 29% Black journalists; banning members from receiving gifts and trips from studios and talent; appointing three external members to its board of directors to help oversee diversity and ethics and hiring a team of experts in workplace legal issues.
NBC’s statement in May said, “Change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”