The televised Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be replaced by a press
conference this Sunday (13Jan08) as a result of the ongoing writers’ strike.
Organizers announced their decision on Monday (07Jan08) to avoid a
celebrity-less event after the Screen Actors Guild pledged its members would
not cross the Writers Guild Of America’s picket line.
The 65th annual Golden Globe Awards had been due to take place at the Beverly
Hilton hotel in California. Instead, a news conference will take place to
announce the winners of each category.
Spokesman Jorge Camara says, “We are all very disappointed that our
traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of
viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite stars
celebrating 2007’s outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television.
“We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year’s Golden Globe
Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.”