Golden Globes awards show a no-show


With essentially no actors willing to cross WGA picket lines, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) have pulled the plug on Sunday’s gala broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards. What will air instead will be a stripped down broadcast largely produced by NBC News, rather than the entertainment division.

According to the Los Angeles Times, an NBC email sent to the studios yesterday spelled out the plan: at 7:00 pm ET a one-hour “Dateline” with clips and interviews with nominees; at 8:00 a one-hour retrospective/clip show (although negotiations were still taking place with Dick Clark Enterprises on that); at 9:00 an HFPA press conference covered by NBC News announcing the winners; at 10:00 a Golden Globes party show, visiting the various parties in Hollywood.