What are the Golden Globes doing after a year of scandals so serious that NBC dropped the broadcast?
They tweet through.
Tonight, starting at 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. Pacific, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce this year’s Golden Globe winners, but they’ll read those names in a Beverly Hilton ballroom devoid of stars, then tweet the results in real time.
It’s a stunning downgrade for the group that used to throw one of Hollywood’s most glitzy awards shows. But after investigations by the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times revealed a series of ethical lapses within the HFPA and a membership devoid of black voters, Hollywood’s major advertising agencies cut off access to the HFPA. show to the stars.
The HFPA has since announced a new roster of rules and admitted 21 new members, including journalists of color, but it remains to be seen whether Hollywood will even recognize tonight’s ceremony, or whether the stars are set to win – including big names like Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) – will claim that nothing happened.
Check back here for the list of winners, which will be updated as they are announced.