Yesterday, we talked about the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards having no press, celebrities, audience, and a red carpet. A mere 24 hours later, the plot thickens. Not only will no non-HFPA press and celebrities be attending, but the awards ceremony itself will be completely private, foregoing any potential livestream plans.
The HFPA was planning to do a livestream after NBC opted not to host the 79th edition of the awards ceremony, but it is no longer happening, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. In a statement, the HFPA explained that this year’s ceremony “is going to be a private event and will not be live-streamed. We will be providing real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”
That’s right, if you want to know the winners of the Golden Globe Awards, you will have to read them on the HFPA’s website, where they will be announced intermittently throughout their 90-minute gathering. In December, the nominations were announced through livestream as presented by Snoop Dogg, but no celebrities, or anyone, will be presenting the winners live. You’ll just have to refresh their web page to know their winners.
This comes as no surprise at all to the HFPA, which has been embroiled over a slew of controversies in regards to diversity and the members’ own conduct, exposed through a piece in The Los Angeles Times. That being said, the ceremony will still take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 9th, albeit without anyone remotely important for the general public to care. Will this be the end of the Golden Globe Awards and the HFPA? Time will tell, but it’s not looking good at all for them, even if they are desperately trying to rebrand and fix their past mistakes.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter