By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Focus Features.
For those of you who marked your calendars for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards to see if Atonement has what it takes to be the big winner, get ready to watch something a little different.
In place of an awards ceremony, HFPA has announced that all nominees and winners will be acknowledged during a press conference. Why you ask? The WGA strike continues to drive the knife into television. No writers means an awards ceremony with little dialogue. That is, except acceptance speeches.
65th Annual Golden Globe Awards Canceled
Due to the writers strike, 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."