Viewers of the 79th Golden Globes are set to begin an evening of webpage refresh as the muted awards show kicks off online, after a year of fierce reviews.
The typically star-studded and joke-filled event will be replaced this year with periodic updates from the Golden Globes website and official social media accounts.
The low-key ceremony takes place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles with no red carpet, no members of the media, or the usual raft of celebrity guests.
The decision to make the awards a “private event” was announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization that presents the awards, last week.
A full list of winners will be published by press release after the closing of the ceremony.
The HFPA received heavy criticism last year after it emerged that it did not have black members, prompting the association to revise its statutes and implement changes regarding ethics. and inclusion.
The broadcast of the 2022 awards ceremony was also dropped by the US network NBC.
The HFPA’s ethics have also been called into question for alleged shady practices, including accepting inappropriate “gratuities” following a Los Angeles Times investigation.
A spokesperson for the HFPA previously 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. “
On the big screen, the nominees for Best Drama are Belfast, CODA, Dune, King Richard and The Power Of The Dog.
While the nominees for the musical and the comedy are Cyrano, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza, Tick, Tick… BOOM! and West Side Story (2021).
British nominees include Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power Of The Dog and Jamie Dornan for Belfast.
The trio were named Best Dramatic Actress, Best Dramatic Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
Irish actors Ciaran Hinds and Catriona Balfe are also nominated alongside Dornan for their roles in Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film about The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Musician Alana Haim is nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Actress for her first big screen performance in Licorice Pizza.
His co-star Cooper Hoffman, son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, is nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Actor.
The 79th Golden Globe Awards will take place on Monday from 2 a.m. UK time.