Golden Globes cancelled

Golden Globe awards cancelled due to writer's strikes

The Golden Globes awards ceremony has been cancelled, due to the ongoing Hollywood writer’s strikes.

Rather than the usual televised ceremony and red carpet, the event will be replaced by an hour-long news conference to announce the winners, which will take place next Sunday.

The cancellation follows an announcement from the Screen Actors Guild that even if the awards did go ahead, then many of the actors would not be attending, such as best actress nominee Keira Knightley who confirmed that she would not cross the picket line. The Writer’s Guild of America has been striking since November, due to a dispute over royalties gained from online screenings and DVD sales.

President of the Golden Globe organisers, Jorge Camara commented yesterday, ‘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 favourite stars.’

The Golden Globes is one of Hollywood’s most prestigious award ceremonies, and its cancellation will now cast doubt on whether February’s Oscars will take place, or suffer a similar fate.

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