After announcing last week that they were planning to boycott the Golden Globes, the movie and TV writers involved in the Hollywood strike might now be able to celebrate a huge victory. According to a source inside NBC, the channel has decided not to air the prestigious awards show, which was scheduled for Jan. 13.
Instead of a glamorous ceremony, NBC News will simply announce the list of winners, who will be able to pick up their awards from members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Each winner will then have the opportunity to meet with the press, respond to questions and have their photographs taken. “It’ll now be a news event where the actors can still get all glammed up,” the source said.
Last week, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced that they would take their protest to the doors of the Golden Globes ceremony. The union went on strike on Nov. 7, demanding their share of the profits from the use of movies and shows on the Internet and DVD sales.
There’s still no end in sight for the negotiations between the WGA and the products’ representatives.