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Golden Globes to be private event with no live-stream

Dramas “The Power of the Dog”
and “Belfast” lead nominations with seven nods each, and winners will
be announced online.

Last year, broadcaster NBC dropped plans
to televise the event following criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association (HFPA), which votes on the annual film and television awards – one
of the biggest ahead of the Oscars.

The HFPA was criticised for the lack of
racial diversity among its members and critics also raised questions over
whether close relationships with movie studios may have swayed choices for
nominees and winners.

In October, the HFPA said it had added
21 new members, six of whom are Black.

“This year’s event is going to be a
private event and will not be live-streamed,” organisers said on the
Golden Globes official Twitter page late on Thursday.

“We will be providing real-time
updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”

Earlier this week, the HFPA said there
would be no audience or red carpet at the event, which would also “shine a
light on the (group’s) long-established philanthropy work”.

It has also banned gifts and favours and
implemented diversity and sexual harassment training for members. The group,
which numbers just over 100, plans to further expand this year.

Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg announced
the nominations for the 79th Golden Globes last month.

Nominees include Lady Gaga (“House
of Gucci”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”), Will Smith
(“King Richard”), Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) and Denzel
Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”).

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In television, drama
“Succession” led with five nominations.

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