There won't be an In Memoriam segment at the 2021 Golden Globes — here's why
However, unlike the Oscars and SAG Awards, the Globes haven't done an In Memoriam in recent years. And it's because the segment's been "handled really well" by others that the Globes haven't dedicated time to it, producer Barry Adelman told PEOPLE in 2017.
Last year's host Ricky Gervais even joked about the lack of an In Memoriam segment during his monologue.
"We were going to do an In Memoriam this year, but when I saw the list of people who died, it wasn't diverse enough. It was mostly white people and I thought, 'Nah, not on my watch.' Maybe next year. We'll see what happens," the comedian said.
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony is airing live tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.