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Atonement, Sweeney Win Deflated Globes

Stars don't come out for event punctured by writers strike
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 3:33 AM CST

(Newser) – A Golden Globes ceremony scaled down by the writers strike to a press conference in a mostly empty ballroom yesterday awarded best picture honors to Atonement and Sweeney Todd, and best actor nods to Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis. None of the stars, reluctant to cross the writers, were on hand to receive their awards, reports People magazine.

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The show was "probably as strange as movies would be without scripts," quipped one director to the Los Angeles Times. The deflated ceremony wasn't the only depressing note: The awarding of almost all the TV prizes to cable shows added to the already considerable woes of broadcast television, noted TV Guide. (Read more Hollywood writers' strike stories.)

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