The writers win and the fans lose as the WGA forced the cancellation of the Golden Globe Awards show according to MediaWeek.
NBC reportedly made a last-ditch effort to salvage at least part of the Golden Globes broadcast, whereby actors could walk down a red carpet of sorts, and then be spirited off to the all-important after parties. NBC had hoped to telecast the red carpet affair, and then announce winners of the awards at a press conference, capturing winners' reactions at the parties.
So the writers claim a victory by canceling the awards show and that they are sticking it to the man. But let's look at this way, the studios still get the awards. So a year from now does it make a difference who accepted the award or the that fact that they won? I go with the latter. Plus they save them all the money it would cost to rent limos, buy dresses, hire babysitters, fly people and so on. So another benefit for the studios. I could be wrong though.
So who really loses? The fans. People who don't understand this strike are not only losing their shows, now that are losing their awards shows. That is why it is telecast, not for the studios but for the fans.
I hate awards shows and even I am bummed that this one and possibly the Oscars too will be scrapped.
As Jimmy Kimmel said (referring to the way the writers were picketing Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien's shows) "sometimes you need to back off!"
To the writers please think of the fans when it comes to the Oscars! Don't cancel them too.
I really hope that both sides get together and start talking and come up with a deal that works for both ASAP!
Oh well I am off to watch Dance War which will now have more viewers since there is no new Heroes or 24 because of the WGA strike.
: Here is a statement from the HFPA
“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.”
is also reporting that the parties are being cancelled, so people that relied on the money that they would have made that night are SOL. Fashion designers, makeup artists, jewelers, limo drivers, waitresses, bartenders and so on are also losing out financially.