With no red carpet or celebrities, the awards have come under fire
One of the most traditional awards in the world, the Golden Globes This year will see a different release than the others. The event, which will take place on Sunday (9), in Los Angeles, will not have celebrities. That is, there will be no red carpet, press or public. As such, only members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or representatives of charities will attend the event.
According to the statement issued by the German Press Association, the group justified the new measures. The main reason will be the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. However, the event was already dependent on controversies and was threatened with a boycott. The association was accused of racism, because there is not a single black person out of the 90 members. Additionally, allegations of bribery from the studios have surfaced.
Another “problem” was also revealed on Friday (7). The 79th Golden Globe Awards will not be broadcast live. NBC, the broadcaster that owns the rights to broadcast the award, has abandoned the partnership. “This year’s event will be a private one and will not be broadcast live. We will provide real-time updates on the Golden Globes winners on our social media pages,” a HFPA spokesperson revealed.
Also, according to Variety culture and events editor Mark Malkin, “the HFPA tried to get celebrities to announce the winners, but none of the celebrities agreed.” Also, most studios did not disclose nominations for the award. Overall, the award-winning productions at the event saw a huge increase in the box office. As a result, in previous years, more was invested in disclosures.
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