If an awards present occurs with none press, viewers or A-listers parading down a pink carpet, did it even occur in any respect?
The 2022 Golden Globes will go on, simply with a sliver of its standard attendees, the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation stated Tuesday.
Because of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge, the affiliation will probably be modifying their in-person ceremony. Now, neither press nor celebrities are invited to the 79th annual awards ceremony, which can happen with out an viewers.
The announcement comes simply days earlier than the present’s scheduled date, Jan. 9, 2022.
Solely “choose members and grantees” will probably be allowed at this 12 months’s Globes, and plenty of extra restrictions will probably be required of them, together with proof of vaccination, a booster shot and a unfavorable PCR check taken inside 48 hours of the occasion.
And, “there will probably be no pink carpet,” the affiliation introduced. All company should be masked and socially distanced “always whereas contained in the ballroom,” based on a press launch.
The discharge makes no point out of a livestream or different digital option to tune-in.
Additionally lacking from Sunday’s ceremony will probably be superstar presenters, though their omission shouldn’t be COVID-related: Sources tell Variety that no stars have agreed to participate within the Globes, doubtless because of the HFPA’s current range controversy. NBC cancelled its annual telecast of the awards after the HFPA was lambasted for corruption-related allegations and for having no black members.
In response, the discharge famous that “the HFPA has fully overhauled its bylaws, implementing sweeping adjustments from high to backside addressing ethics and code of conduct, range, fairness and inclusion, governance, membership and extra. In October, the HFPA admitted its largest and most various class thus far with 21 new journalists, all of whom have been first-time Golden Globe voters.”
Throughout this weekend’s program, the discharge provides, the Nationwide Affiliation for the Development of Coloured Folks Hollywood Bureau senior vice chairman Kyle Bowser will focus on a five-year range initiative known as the “Reimagine Coalition.” The challenge is a collaborative effort between the HFPA and the NAACP to fund and help “tasks from artists of various racial and ethnic backgrounds.”