The organizers of the Golden Globes play down boycott claims ahead of the ceremony’s stripped-down format.


The organizers of the Golden Globes play down boycott claims ahead of the ceremony’s stripped-down format.

According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 2022 Golden Globes will be much more low-key than usual, but this is not due to a boycott.

The organisers of the Golden Globes have dismissed reports that this year’s ceremony will be shortened due to a Hollywood boycott.

The American awards show, which recognizes the best in television and film, is known for its glitzy red carpet and televised ceremony filled with celebrities.

The Golden Globes, however, will be a low-key affair this year, with no big broadcast or celebrities, and the winners will be announced solely on the Golden Globes website.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organizes the event, has been dogged by controversy since last year, when it was accused of a lack of diversity and ethical lapses.

However, president Helen Hoehne told Sky News that having a stripped-down event this year was a conscious decision, and that nominees were not invited.

She also speculated that the ceremony’s low-key nature was due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We didn’t invite any celebrities or members of the press,” she explained.

“It will be a very small event with only our members and grantees in attendance.”

“It won’t be a dinner,” she continued, “because we’re taking a lot of precautions because of Omicron.”

“It’ll just be a quick 90-minute ceremony where the winners will be announced.”

It was reported last year that none of the HFPA’s 87 members were black.

There were also some concerns about the awards’ voting process.

The organization, on the other hand, has since implemented some new rules.

The HFPA, according to Hoehne, has been working hard to make changes.

“People of color are now included or involved in every decision-making process within the organization,” she added.

The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Belfast and The Power Of The Dog, both nominated for seven Oscars, are among the films nominated.

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