If the Golden Globes aren’t televised, do they still matter?
To the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the troubled organization behind the film and television awards, the answer is yes. It plans to release on Monday a full list of nominations for its 2022 ceremony, even though NBC has canceled the broadcast. It’s not clear what shape the ceremony, set for Jan. 9, will take.
Earlier this year, the group — then made up of 86 journalists from overseas, none of them Black — was accused of financial, ethical and diversity lapses in investigative reports by The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and others. The H.F.P.A. promised to reform itself. But the reforms themselves ran into problems, as stars, publicists, filmmakers and others suggested they did not go far enough. As a result, NBC declined to air the awards next year, saying the H.F.P.A. should take more time to make changes like expanding the membership by 50 percent. (The network also put a question mark beside the 2023 show.)
The H.F.P.A. says it is making strides, announcing in a news release last week that it had “admitted their largest and most diverse class to date of 21 new members.” And now it wants to put the focus on the prizes, which in past years have been considered important markers in the run-up to the Oscars.
Whether it can persuade Hollywood to take part isn’t clear. But for now, the group is moving ahead with nominations, livestreaming them here. Check back for the complete list.