That 79th Golden Globes will be a “private event” that will take place behind closed doors and will not be broadcast live, it has been announced.
Instead of the usual glamorous red carpet events, celebrity hosts and star-studded celebrations, winners will be announced in real time on the Golden Globes website and social media during a 90-minute online event.
Stars including Scarlett Johansson called on Hollywood to boycott the event.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday – Monday in the early hours of UK time – at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
An HFPA spokesperson said: “This year’s event is going to be a private event and will not be broadcast live.
“We will provide real time updates on the winners on the Golden Globes website and on our social media.”
The HFPA said the full list of winners would be released through a press release after the conclusion of the ceremony.
The organization recently said that the event will discuss a new five-year diversity initiative in collaboration with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.
The project aims to ensure “the visibility of projects by artists from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds” and to increase “diverse representation in the industry”.
Kelly Bowser, senior vice president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, said the ceremony will “further discuss the ‘Reimagine Alliance’, a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the global entertainment industry.”
The HFPA’s reaction to the lack of black members prompted the association to overhaul its bylaws and implement changes that addressed ethics and inclusion.