A different Golden Globe ceremony this January. No audience, media and red carpet
The 79th Golden Globes ceremony will be held on January 9 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, in the same venue as usual, but this year there will be no audience, no red carpet, no media presence.
Variety reported earlier in the day that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had problems booking celebrity presenters for the show.
In February last year, a Variety report revealed that HFPA had not included a member of color for 20 years. Following the controversy and the dismissal of one of its leaders for racially motivated emails, Hollywood shunned the vent and NBC severed ties with the awards show.
However, HFPA vowed to continue announcing reforms to its bylaws and membership rules with the aim of bringing diversity to its ranks. In December, Snoop Dogg read the list of nominees for 2021. However, for the first time, most of the nominees did not accept the nomination.
The organization said that at this year’s awards ceremony, HFPA will “celebrate and honor a range of diverse, community-based programs that empower filmmakers and inclusive journalists to pursue their storytelling passions.
Kyle Bowser, senior vice president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, will further discuss the Reimagine Coalition, a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the global entertainment industry.