The Hollywood Foreign Press Association failed to attract any celebrities to announce this year’s Golden Globe winners, so the group has turned to grant recipients for help.
Staff members from several HFPA-supported nonprofits have enlisted as presenters for Sunday’s awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
“Grant recipients are being called on stage to present, but before they get to the category, they can talk about their organization,” said a source.
What follows is the traditional rollout of a pre-produced pack, announcing the nominees before the presenters receive an envelope with the winners listed inside. The presenters were asked to participate early last week.
Also during Sunday’s show, Kyle Bowser, Senior Vice President of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, will speak about the Reimagine Coalition, a five-year joint initiative announced in 2021 to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the global sports industry. entertainment.
Rehearsals for the ceremony were held Saturday between 2:00 and 7:00 PM PST. Participants were required to show proof of complete vaccination, booster and a negative COVID test within 48 hours. The HFPA provided testing through various testing sites in Los Angeles.
The ceremony will begin inside the International Ballroom at 6 pm Pacific Time. The stage features two large replicas of the Globe statuette with blue and white lighting in the background. On Saturday, there were about 25 round tables with four to six chairs at each. Attendees must wear masks while in the ballroom.
The HFPA had no comment for this story.
Grant recipients are often entertained at a summer gala dinner, long considered an important stop for celebrities hoping to land a Globe.
The HFPA announced Thursday that the media will not be invited to attend and cover the ceremony. The winners will be announced on social media and on the Golden Globes website. While there will be no live broadcast of the awards, there will be multiple cameras capturing video of the night. Clips of the ceremony are likely to be posted on social media and distributed to the media.
As “Just for Variety” first reported, the HFPA did not recruit celebrities to participate in the ceremony. The HFPA has been under fire for the past year after it was revealed that it had no black members. The organization’s lack of transparency and reports of questionable business practices have also been discussed. The HFPA added 21 new members to help diversify its ranks in October.
NBC announced in May that it would not broadcast the Globes this year.
When the nominations were announced in December, most of the studios and nominees declined to comment on the accolades.