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79th Golden Globes Will Have No Audience Or Celebrities, And Won't Be Televised

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — If a TV and movie awards show has no audience, no celebrities, no nominees, and is not televised – did it even happen?

The organizers of the 79th annual Golden Globes will find out this Sunday, when the awards ceremony returns to the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Golden Globe trophies are set by the stage ahead of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The event will not be televised, and there won't be a red carpet, any audience, and no nominees or other stars to attend. The only attendees will be members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes, and some of their grant recipients.

The HFPA was rocked last year by scandal, including allegations of corruption and the revelation that the group had no Black members.

According to Variety, the Globes reached out to several Hollywood agencies to see if their clients would take part, but no celebrities agreed to show up.

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