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The Canceled Globes

01.07.2008

Scrap everything below, the Golden Globes are CANCELED. Take all the time you need in this most trying time.

Golden Globes It seems the Hollywood Foreign Press Association couldn't broker a David Letterman-type deal with the WGA to move forward with the Golden Globes with a full writing staff so they've been forced to neuter the program. They recently sent out the following outline of what they plan to do come Sunday (January 13th) night:

At 9 pm [EST] there will be a press conference covered by NBC News announcing the Golden Globe winners. (9pm-10pm).

At 8 pm, we are negotiating with Dick Clark Enterprises for a one-hour retrospective/clip show.

At 7 pm we will air a Dateline with clips and interviews with nominees. (Currently scheduled to air for two hours on Saturday night.)

At 10 pm we will broadcast an "Access Hollywood" style, Golden Globes party show...visiting the various parties in Hollywood.

Let's observe a moment of silence for the first major awards show casualty of The One Strike.

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Extra Tidbit: Check out the list of nominees HERE.
Source: HFPA

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12:13AM on 01/09/2008
The only thing that has pissed me off with the strike is no new episodes on Scrubs last season.
The only thing that has pissed me off with the strike is no new episodes on Scrubs last season.
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2:17PM on 01/08/2008

Well to shelman's response...

The GGs actually do matter to all the TV talent right now. That's kinda THEIR OSCARS. So it is a bit of a problem that they don't get their chance to shine. And even though I don't watch the GGs, this is HUGE friggin' news.

And just like deadshot said:

-Great scripted drama from the likes of 24 (love that whole CTU going defunct idea, I'm dying to see how that plays out), Heroes, The Shield (Nip/Tuck is coming back next week and I think they're finished with this season too), Lost, and
The GGs actually do matter to all the TV talent right now. That's kinda THEIR OSCARS. So it is a bit of a problem that they don't get their chance to shine. And even though I don't watch the GGs, this is HUGE friggin' news.

And just like deadshot said:

-Great scripted drama from the likes of 24 (love that whole CTU going defunct idea, I'm dying to see how that plays out), Heroes, The Shield (Nip/Tuck is coming back next week and I think they're finished with this season too), Lost, and House cease to continue due to this strike

+ more GODAWFUL reality shows

= 9th Circle of Hell. With Hulk Hogan from American Gladiators as our host.
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1:29PM on 01/08/2008

thank god

that the wga strike has begun to impact the industry in a positive way! We still may be looking forward to really shitty TV for the next year (no 24 = shit season; no more House, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Heroes, and only 8 eps of Lost = major shit; more unscripted game shows/reality shows/musical competition shows = 5th ring of Hell) but at least we may not be subjected to the utterly banal giving of awards shows. Just announce the fucking winners and be done with it already. BTW, let's hear it
that the wga strike has begun to impact the industry in a positive way! We still may be looking forward to really shitty TV for the next year (no 24 = shit season; no more House, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Heroes, and only 8 eps of Lost = major shit; more unscripted game shows/reality shows/musical competition shows = 5th ring of Hell) but at least we may not be subjected to the utterly banal giving of awards shows. Just announce the fucking winners and be done with it already. BTW, let's hear it for United Artists and Tom Cruise! He may be a loony poof (it took Keith Urban to actually put his dick in Nicole Kidman to yield something her gorgeous loins) but he's one of the smartest businessmen in the biz.
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10:48AM on 01/08/2008
Its a sad sad day for the movie industry. Lets all pray to God that this won't affect the Golden Schmoes going ahead.
Its a sad sad day for the movie industry. Lets all pray to God that this won't affect the Golden Schmoes going ahead.
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7:02AM on 01/08/2008
Meh. Who cares? When was the last time that you actually laughed out loud at the WRITING from an awards show? Think about it...the lame introductory jokes...the stupid repartee between two badly matched up stars...

My god, I just realized -- WITHOUT the writers, those shows might just NOT suck! Call the caterer, the Globes are back on!
Meh. Who cares? When was the last time that you actually laughed out loud at the WRITING from an awards show? Think about it...the lame introductory jokes...the stupid repartee between two badly matched up stars...

My god, I just realized -- WITHOUT the writers, those shows might just NOT suck! Call the caterer, the Globes are back on!
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2:29AM on 01/08/2008

globes are lame, only the Oscars really matter, Right?

Now this would be a big deal if it was the "Oscars" but who honestly really cares that these are canceled? Personally I don't hate the globes but honestly what actor says "I'm a Golden Globe winner!" No one. It is always about the Oscars. You could have a 100 Golden Globes, but w/out an Oscar no one cares. It's like the Buffalo Bills going to the Super Bowl 4 times in the 90's and losing every single time! Who really remembers that they made it? Got to get that Lombardi trophy or no one
Now this would be a big deal if it was the "Oscars" but who honestly really cares that these are canceled? Personally I don't hate the globes but honestly what actor says "I'm a Golden Globe winner!" No one. It is always about the Oscars. You could have a 100 Golden Globes, but w/out an Oscar no one cares. It's like the Buffalo Bills going to the Super Bowl 4 times in the 90's and losing every single time! Who really remembers that they made it? Got to get that Lombardi trophy or no one really cares. Same w/the Globes! Besides the Globes don't really give us much of an Idea of who will be nominated for Oscars anyway. Besides I'm all for the writers anyway! (Let's just hope that the frieking corporations give them what they deserve!} I mean you can replace gaffers and electrecians! But good writers are truly hard to find! I have a bad feeling this strike is going to go on till at least April & May! Yeeecccchhhhh!!!
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11:23PM on 01/07/2008
Meh. Who cares. I'd never watch any of these big awards shows, as they bore the living shit out of me. Heck, I'd watch the MTV Movie Awards over this crap. Yep. That's right, folks. I'd prefer something MTV-affiliated over this.
Meh. Who cares. I'd never watch any of these big awards shows, as they bore the living shit out of me. Heck, I'd watch the MTV Movie Awards over this crap. Yep. That's right, folks. I'd prefer something MTV-affiliated over this.
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10:25PM on 01/07/2008
You know just when I thought I had had it up to here with the writer's strike.....
it does something like this and TOTALLY redeems itself.


You know just when I thought I had had it up to here with the writer's strike.....
it does something like this and TOTALLY redeems itself.


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8:56PM on 01/07/2008
We'll be able to tell our kids one day that we lived through the big one
We'll be able to tell our kids one day that we lived through the big one
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