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Old 01-07-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Golden Globes Cancelled!
Posted Jan 7th 2008 7:21PM by TMZ Staff

Holy swag suite ... say it ain't so! Time to hang up your evening gown and tux ... the Golden Globe awards have been officially canceled.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has just confirmed that Sunday's awards ceremony has been axed. We're told winners will be announced during some type of hour-long newzzzzzzzzzz conference at the Beverly Hilton. Who wants to watch that?!?

Faced with the threat of a boycott by actors who refused to cross striking writers' picket lines, the HFPA were forced to make today's decision.

Sorta hard to have a ceremony when no stars are gonna show ... We're just sayin'.



It's a shame but what you expect when we got no writers and are going nowhere with talks..
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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but kind of not surprised.
ho-hum......
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I'm still interested to know who the winners are.

Granted, I'm not going to watch an hour-long news conference, but I'll definitely check out who won on Monday morning!
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There goes my annual night of Chinese takeout.
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Huh. That sucks, I guess; it's the most fun of the awards shows, what with the lack of a boring host and half of the presenters/winners being drunk.
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Of the award show telecasts, it's my favorite, but that's not saying much.

We'll still get to see winners get announced, which is the most important thing.
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What about the Oscars?
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can't they just postpone them? of course, this thing could drag on forever
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What about the Oscars?

The Oscars aren't likely to be cancelled or postponed. Cancelling the Globes primarily hurts one party--NBC, who is a main target of the writer's strike. Picketing the Oscars would be a slap in the face to the entire industry, and I imagine the writers would be making a lot of enemies if they did so.
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The Oscars aren't likely to be cancelled or postponed. Cancelling the Globes primarily hurts one party--NBC, who is a main target of the writer's strike. Picketing the Oscars would be a slap in the face to the entire industry, and I imagine the writers would be making a lot of enemies if they did so.
"would be making"?

i support the writers...but this is getting borderline ridiculous
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Well they really are getting screwed by a bunch of greedy producers. I don't know how familiar you are with the main problem they're striking over, but writers get residuals when their product is rebroadcast, sold, etc. With the rise of online content, the studios aren't offering writers a compatible percentage when their stuff is streamed or shown over the internet. It seems pretty cut-and-dried to me, but apparently the other side thinks they have some kind of legitimate case.

The problem is that the writers are now making side deals with various entities like David Letterman's company, and now United Artists, and it weakens their stance a bit because it looks like compromise. Writers have been shit on and undervalues since the inception of Hollywood, so it's no surprise that there seems to always be problems between them and the powers that be.
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Also, the Screen Actors Guild are still supporting the writers, and their refusal to cross the picket line is why the Globes are being cancelled. No one gives a shit if the writers don't show up to the party!
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The Globes are always amusing to watch.
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