Without stars or broadcast, the Golden Globes continue

Will anyone care if the Golden Globes aren’t televised?

That’s just one troubling question facing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which will go ahead with its film and television awards on Sunday, which will include any nominees, celebrity guests, red carpets, hosts, the press or even the press. That there won’t even be a live broadcast. In a controversial year, Hollywood’s self-proclaimed biggest party has been reduced to little more than a Twitter feed.

HFPA members and some of the recipients of the group’s philanthropic grants will gather at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for a 90-minute private event beginning at 6 p.m. in Los Angeles (0200 GMT). The names of the winners will be revealed in real time on the organization’s social media and website. He says there will be a special emphasis on his charitable efforts over the years.

The outfit that goes ahead with any type of event comes as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire in February after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed ethical flaws and a surprising lack of diversity: There was not a single black journalist among the group’s 87 members. Studios and public relations firms threatened a boycott. Tom Cruise also returned his three Golden Globes, while other top performers criticized the organization on social media.

The HFPA promised improvements during the 78th edition of the awards last year, but its former broadcast partner, NBC, announced in May that it would not broadcast the Globes in 2022 because “a change of this magnitude takes time and work. ” One of the most-watched awards after the Oscars and Grammys, the station typically pays around $60 million for the rights to broadcast the awards ceremony.

Although mocked, Hollywood accepted the Golden Globes as a legitimate and useful stop in the competitive awards season. And for audiences around the world, it was a lively night, with glamorous fashion, big stars, champagne-filled speeches, and hosts from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Ricky Gervais regularly mocking the HFPA.

After it hit NBC, it was speculated that the HFPA would not award the award this year. Hollywood studios and publicists largely chose not to commit to the group as in previous years, with some refusing to submit films for consideration for nominations. When the nominees were announced last month, some publicly celebrated.

This year, “Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama about growing up during the Northern Irish conflict, and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” a gothic western set with Kirsten in Montana in 1925. Dunst and Benedict Cumberbatch top the list of nominees with seven nominations, including Best Drama Film. HBO’s “Succession” leads the TV side with five mentions, including Best Drama Series.

Many famous actors have also been nominated, such as Will Smith for “King Richard”, Kristen Stewart for “Spencer”, Leonardo DiCaprio for “Don’t Look Up”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (“The Macbeth Tragedy”) Denzel Washington) ), Ben Affleck for “The Tender Bar” and Lady Gaga for “House of Gucci” (“The Gucci House”). In a normal year, it would be added to promotional campaigns and commercials for films, but this year most people opted not to recognize the nominations.

The Press Association claims it has been revamped in the months following the 2021 show. The group has added a director of diversity; reviewed its board of directors; 21 new members added, including six black journalists; joined the NAACP in a five-year partnership; and updated its code of conduct.

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