The fact that this year's Golden Globes ceremony didn't air on NBC may have left some curious fans raising an eyebrow.

After nearly eight decades of star-studded red carpets and heartfelt acceptance speeches, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association switched gears on January 9 by holding a private ceremony with socially distanced H.F.P.A. members and a few guests—sans the red carpet, A-list celebrities and media coverage. But why?

Why the Golden Globes Didn’t Air on TV Last Night—and Who Actually Won
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As it turns out, there's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the H.F.P.A. after the Los Angeles Times published an investigation into the non-profit organization in February of 2021, which revealed questionable ethics and a lack of diversity amongst its members. As a result, NBC pulled out as the broadcaster in 2022, and several companies, including Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia, have cut ties with the H.F.P.A. The organization has since released their response, stating that "implementing transformational changes" remains their "top priority." Meanwhile, NBC is still open to airing future shows, provided that the organization "executes on its plan" and demonstrates “meaningful reform.”

Still, while fans missed out on a full ceremony, the Golden Globes did deliver a new list of the winners.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
West Side Story

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Encanto

Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language
Drive My Car (Japan)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Will Smith, King Richard

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Director, Motion Picture
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“No Time to Die,” No Time to Die

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer, Dune

Best Television Series, Drama
Succession

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Hacks

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sarah Snook, Succession

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
O Yeong-Su, Squid Game

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