I just clicked on the above link and joined Google Hangouts.
Apparently mid-afternoon (US time) on a Saturday is a bad time to find anyone chatting. In that way, it did feel a lot like the first time I went to the IRC/MIRC. I stood in an empty room and talked to myself, until Mrs. Luthor found me and led me to the correct room.
With one click there's a button to "Archive" chats, so it should be easy to do so for those unable to visit the awards or Google Hangouts.
I'm using Google Chrome with Windows 10; that's probably why it's so easy for me. Unless I was standing in a room, talking to myself, which -- as I stated above -- I've done before.