The 79th Golden Globes will be a “private event” and will no longer be broadcast live, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced.
The winners of the annual awards ceremony will be announced in real time on the Golden Globes website and on social media.
The event received heavy criticism last year after it emerged that the HFPA, the award-giving body, did not have black members.
We will provide real-time winners updates on the Golden Globes website and our social mediaHFPA spokesperson
The ceremony is due to take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday, but there will be no red carpet and, according to US media, no famous hosts.
A spokesperson for the HFPA said: “This year’s event will be a private event and will not be broadcast live.
“We will be providing real-time updates on the winners on the Golden Globes website and on our social media. “
A full list of winners will be released via a press release after the ceremony closes, the HFPA added.
The organization recently said the event will include a discussion of a new five-year diversity initiative in collaboration with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.
This year’s event will be a private event and will not be broadcast live.
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The project aims to ensure “the visibility of projects by artists of diverse racial and ethnic origins” and to increase “diverse representation in the industry”.
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The backlash from the lack of black members of the HFPA prompted the association to revise its statutes and implement changes regarding ethics and inclusion.
The broadcast of the awards ceremony has been discontinued by the US network NBC.
The HFPA’s ethics have also been called into question for alleged shady practices, including accepting inappropriate “gifts” following a Los Angeles Times investigation.