Strike Threatens Star Attraction at Golden Globes

Big stars unlikely to cross picket lines at Golden Globes, Academy Awards
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 3:33 AM CST
Thousands of Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers and others march down Avenue Of The Stars in the fifth day of their strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The 80th...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Hollywood writers' strike seems certain to impact the big awards shows, with picket lines under consideration at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars—and few stars willing to cross them, reports Daily Variety. The Golden Globes nominations will be announced tomorrow. The Writers Guild of America is unlikely to grant a waiver to members to write a script for the January 13 awards show.

"You've got a guy like George Clooney, who has been outspoken and has given money to a strike fund. If he gets nominated for Michael Clayton, it's very difficult to imagine him crossing a picket line," said a producer. But one publicist said: "What good will the writers accomplish by picketing shows that celebrate their fellow artists?" The Oscars telecast is set for February 24.