Monday, January 07, 2008

Guess I won't be watching the 65th Annual Golden Globes awards this week....

Those writers are at it again.

From IMDB:

Hollywood stars like Julia Roberts, Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp look set to boycott this Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony to show their support to striking writers. Actors represented by the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) are in "unanimous agreement" not to ignore the plight of the Writers Guild of America union members, who are picketing over royalties. Announcing the union's decision on Friday, SAG president, Alan Rosenberg, said, "After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA (Writers' Guild of America) picket lines." In response to the boycott action, the WGA members thanked the SAG for its "solidarity and support." Other stars nominated for gongs at the prestigious ceremony include George Clooney, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett and Jodie Foster - all of whom are unlikely to appear at the awards show if the WGA members do not reach an agreement with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the Golden Globes, in time for next Sunday.


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is supposed to announce sometime today whether or not they will have the awards, which are scheduled to air on NBC this Sunday. Considering that most people only watch the Golden Globes to see stars wear fancy dresses and tuxedos, something tells me NBC will probably broadcast a movie instead.


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