Awards ceremony in the balance
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been placed in an extremely difficult position with the ongoing Writers Guild strike,” said President Jorge Camara.
“We are making every effort to work out a solution that will permit the Golden Globes to take place with the creative community present to participate. We hope to announce a resolution to this unfortunate predicament on Monday.”
On Friday the Screen Actors Guild, which has been closely aligned with the WGA, announced its members would not cross picket lines.
NBC holds fast that the HFPA is contractually bound to it and Dick Clark Productions to provide the event. It pays $5m in license fees and sees the event as a lucrative advertising forum.
In Australia the event is due to screen live on Arena 12pm Monday January 14.
The SAG has been granted a dispensation for its own SAG Awards due Jan 27, because of the union’s on-going support of the WGA.