Elvis and Avatar films face off as Hollywood returns to Golden Globes

The Golden Globes will be back on television after celebrities and broadcaster NBC abandoned the 2022 show because of ethical lapses at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group that hands out the awards.

Reuters reports a larger and more diverse membership and other changes by the HFPA convinced many of the biggest movie and TV stars to support this year's ceremony, which provides publicity for winners and nominees and often boosts their chances at the Oscars.

Avatar: The Way of Water has received mixed reviews from critics

The Way of Water is the follow-up to 2009's Avatar, which remains the highest-grossing movie of all time.

BBC reports Director James Cameron has suggested the sequel needs to become the fourth-biggest film ever just to break even.

In The Way of Water, viewers are transported back to the planet of Pandora, where the existence of the Na'vi people is once again under threat.

In a one-star review, The Telegraph's Robbie Collin suggested watching the film "feels like being waterboarded with turquoise cement".

Avatar: The Way of Water world premiere takes place in London

Its much-delayed launch comes 13 years after the original sci-fi film, which was released in 2009.

Director James Cameron was joined on the blue carpet in Leicester Square by stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet.

The Avatar series is set on the lush planet of Pandora where the existence of the Na'vi people is under threat.

Here are some pictures from Tuesday's world premiere in London, and you can find more information about the film further down.