Golden Globes face boycott

Golden Globes still in jeopardy as picketers promise to strike

The first of this year’s big red carpet award ceremonies remains in jeopardy as striking writers say they still plan to picket at this month’s Golden Globes.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place next weekend on 13 January and organisers of the A-list event hoped talks with the Writers Guild of America would mean the ceremony would go on, but the union says it still plans to picket the show.

The celebrity turn-out may be rather thin on the ground as well as stars have been advised to boycott the show until the dispute is settled.

The writers strike began on 5 November in a row over royalties for work released online or on DVD.

It means the biggest show, after the Academy Awards next month, could go ahead totally unscripted and Hollywood observers say this may prompt organisers to keep the television cameras away to avoid embarrassment.

However, the millions of dollars lost in TV revenue may mean organisers are forced to televise the ceremony anyway.

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