The Golden Globes will be a bit different this year than the previous viewings. For one, it won’t be on television.
Unfortunately, the popular awards show won’t be available to fans this year. But, the award show still plans to announce its winners. Due to the controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) — the lack of diversity among members, NBC dropped the show from its schedule. It also didn’t help that the increase of the Omicron variant cases limited attendance. *Sigh* This pandemic.
The award ceremony will not be virtually visible to the public this year. But the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards will still be held at the Beverly Hilton in California on Sunday, January 9, at 9/8c.
The nominees nor any member of the press will be in attendance. There also isn’t going to be a red carpet. (But that’s the best part!) Although there will not be an audience, some members of HFPA and philanthropy grantees will be there. Everyone in the room must show proof of vaccination and a booster shot, along with a negative PCR test within 48 hours. Guests must be masked and socially distanced the entire time while inside the ballroom.
The Golden Globes is recognizing the award winners. But also the HFPA’s philanthropy work, which includes donations to entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs, and humanitarian efforts. This will showcase a range of grantees during the program.
During the event, Senior Vice President of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, Kyle Bowser will speak. He will discuss the “Reimagine Coalition.” This is a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity and equity. The organization also focuses on inclusion across the global entertainment industry.
So, Outsiders, how does this sound to you guys?
Golden Globes NBC Cancelation Over HFPA Backlash
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been further explored over the lack of diversity. The HFPA has a total of 87 members, and the website states that none of its members are African-American. Over the last few years, the award show also faced criticism over its treatment of Asian films. Due to this unfortunate news, NBC announced its decision not to air the 2022 Golden Globes.
“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, 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.”
According to this statement, the only way to get things back to normal with NBC’s viewing schedules is for HFPA to follow plans to direct the concern.