One thing is certain: Following backlash against the HFPA, there won’t be a televised show this Sunday, and the ceremony is not expected to have stars present, a person familiar with the show but not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY. With the event just a few days away, it’s not even clear if anyone will be able to watch the awards via livestream. NBC dropped the broadcast after the HFPA came under fire last year for a lack of diversity in its voting body and ethical lapses.
One star was on hand last month to begin proceedings: Snoop Dogg, dressed in a red knit cap and paisley jacket, announced the nominees alongside HFPA president Helen Hoehne on Dec. 13, the same day nominations were announced for the Critics Choice Awards.
While there is a lot we still don’t know, here is everything we do know about the upcoming Golden Globes.
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When are the 2022 Golden Globes Awards?
A scaled-back ceremony announcing the movie and TV winners of this year’s Golden Globe Awards will be unveiled Sunday at the show’s typical home at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 PT.
The ceremony,which will also spotlight the HFPA’s philanthropy efforts, will not have a live audience due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases around the U.S. The select HFPA members in attendance will need to present a negative PCR test along with proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster dose, a news release says.
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According to Variety, efforts by talent bookers to secure celebrity presenters for this year’s ceremony were unsuccessful. The HFPA had no comment when USA TODAY reached out about the report.
Given the lack of star participation, there will not be a traditional red carpet for this year’s show.
What is the controversy around the Golden Globes?
In February, the Los Angeles Times reported that the HFPA’s secretive voting group did not include any Black members. The investigation also revealed more than 30 members were given a swanky trip to Paris paid for by the producers of Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” prior to the show, which has received mixed reviews but shocked with two Globe nominations last year.
After the shortcomings of the organization became public, HFPA unveiled a slew of reformative changes including new codes and bylaws and in October inducted 21 new voters that HFPA describes as its “most diverse class to date.”
Are the Golden Globes being boycotted?
While there isn’t an organized boycott, many top-flight film and TV companies, including Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia, as well as Golden Globe-winning actor Tom Cruise, distanced themselves from the organization and the Globes after the governing body’s lack of diversity came to light.
“Mission: Impossible” star Cruise returned his three Golden Globe trophies to the HFPA in May in response to the organization’s turmoil. The trophies included two best actor Globes (“Jerry Maguire” and “Born on the Fourth of July”) and one best supporting actor award (“Magnolia”).
Will viewers be able to watch the Golden Globes?
As of Wednesday, the HFPA has not announced a plan to stream the show for viewers.
Variety reported in 2018 that NBC was paying $60 million per year for broadcast rights in an eight-year pact that runs through 2026.
NBC said it wants to give the HFPA time to resolve its problems and hopes it will be possible to broadcast the event in 2023.
Which TV shows and movies are nominated?
“Dune,”“King Richard” and “CODA” are in the ring for best drama while the contingent for best comedy/musical includes “West Side Story,” “Licorice Pizza,”“Don’t Look Up,” “Cyrano” and “tick, tick … BOOM!”
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Submissions from studios were not required for Globes consideration this year, leaving it up to voters to pick their favorite movies and TV shows to nominate. (According to a statement, the HFPA “accommodated filmmakers/studios who requested their content to be considered only for specific categories.”)
Contributing: Bill Keveney, Brian Truitt and Andrea Mandell