The Golden Globes Are Cancelled

It’s happened – due to the ongoing writer’s strike the Golden Globes being turned from a multi-hour ceremony into an hour-long press conference. Here’s the press release:

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced that the recipients of Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories will be revealed during an hour-long HFPA press conference at The Beverly Hilton to be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13. “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” NBC telecast and champagne dinner in The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom is officially cancelled.

“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,” said Jorge Camara, President of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year’s Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.””

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, NBC’s contingency plan was for a Globes-themed night on Sunday. First up it would’ve broadcast a Dateline special at 7pm with star interviews, a retrospective clip show at 8pm, the press conference at 9pm and a “Access Hollywood” style show looking at the after parties at 10pm.

That line-up however seems likely to be scaled back to just the press conference, whilst many of the parties are now being cancelled. More as it develops.