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Everything We Know About The 2022 Golden Globes

The ceremony will take place on January 9 but it won't look anything like ceremonies of years past

Happening this Sunday, January 9, the 79th annual Golden Globes has been downscaled... and somehow, saying that, is still an understatement. The ceremony will reportedly have no red carpet, no famous host, and no celebrity presenters. It will also not be broadcasted by NBC, meaning it won't be available on live TV, which begs the question: why even bother?

For years, the Golden Globes has been the perfect kickoff to awards season. It honors the best in film and television from the previous year, year after year. According to Variety and the New York Times, the awards night will be a far cry from the glitzy star-studded ceremony it usually is for two reasons: the highly transmissible omicron variant of Covid-19 and because many have chosen to boycott the event which has failed to avoid much controversy in recent years.

So where can you watch it? At present, H.F.P.A. (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) has yet to announce where they will have the 2022 Golden Globes live-streamed—if it will be live-streamed at all.

But here's what we do know: the ceremony will see a small number of vaccinated, boosted, masked, socially distanced H.F.P.A. members and other guests attending a decidedly low-key 90-minute awards ceremony. The 79th Golden Globes will kick off at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (10 a.m. Philippine Standard Time on Monday, January 10) in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. As there will be no red carpet nor outside media covering the night (in person), real-time updates and announcements of the winners will be coming from the association directly—through the Golden Globes website and on social media.

Moving past the muted ceremony, there's still a few things to get excited for with the 2022 Golden Globes. It is expected by many that Jane Campion will take home for Best Director for a Motion Picture for The Power of the Dog, her first Golden Globe. For Best Actor and Best Actress, eyes are on Will Smith and Kristen Stewart for their performances in King Richard and Spencer, respectively. For TV, Succession received five nominations, followed by Ted Lasso with four. 

According to a statement from the Globes' committee to Variety, the 2022 Golden Globes will focus on highlighting the "diverse, community-based programs that empower inclusive filmmakers and journalists to pursue their storytelling passions."

The same statement added that the Golden Globes shall move forward with this small event that will "not only award the best performances in television and film for 2021, but also on recognizing the importance of supporting diverse creatives across the industry.”

Watch this space for updates on the 2022 Golden Globes!