Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards will be presented as a "press conference" instead of the typical ceremony where winners of the film and television awards accept their honors onstage, show organizers said Monday.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said in a statement the hour-long event will be covered by the news division of television network NBC.
The makeover results from the Hollywood screenwriters' strike and plans by the writers' union to picket the widely watched awards show, which would prompt many stars to boycott the program.
This year's Golden Globes and Oscars could lack the luster usually attributed to the two awards shows, as the writers strike has forced some changes to the annual events.
On Monday, the Writers Guild of America denied standard requests from the producers of both shows, a move that could greatly affect how both are run, according to Bloomberg. Dick Clark Productions, which runs the Golden Globes, won't have the assistance of WGA writers to pen its presentations, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which handles the Academy Awards, does not have permission to use clips from old films, something normally used in the event's tributes.
More damaging to the shows was actually how the WGA will participate in the Golden Globes--they'll attend, but mostly on the sidewalk holding signs. The WGA told Variety that it plans to picket the Golden Globes ...Read more