Strike Threatens Golden Globes Broadcast

Writers determined to keep stars away
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2007 1:50 PM CST
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Jorge Camara is facing a confrontation with striking writers. An member of the Writers Guild of America pickets outside the gates of NBC studios in Burbank,...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A showdown of Hollywood-epic proportions is shaping up for the Golden Globes, the New York Times reports. Striking writers are vowing to deploy 3,000 pickets to keep celebs away and perhaps even jeopardize broadcast of the Jan. 13 awards ceremony.  People close to the Globes say a webcast—even a private party—is under consideration to avoid red-carpet awkwardness.

So far, Globes officials say the show will go on, and NBC is officially forging ahead with broadcast plans. Holding all the cards are A-list celebs—and their people are telling the Foreign Press Association's people that if strikers show up, their clients will not. The Globes unofficially kick off the awards season, culminating with the Academy Awards six week later.