Golden Globe Awards cancelled

No writers, no stars, no awards ceremony. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a press conference.

The Writers’ Guild of America’s strike and the Screen Actors’ Guild telling celebs not to cross the picket lines has led to the cancellation of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13 – the first such casualty of the writers’ strike.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has since said it will hold a 6 pm PT press conference to announce the winners this Sunday, when the lavish awards were supposed to be broadcast.

Neither CTV nor NBC has officially announced what programming will air in place of the awards. Shows airing in those time slots this past Sunday were Amazing Race (8 pm), Desperate Housewives (9 pm) and Law & Order: CI (10 pm).

The 64th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2007, drew 2.6 million viewers on CTV, up 17% compared to the 2006 broadcast. The awards delivered a clean sweep of key demos, becoming not only the top-rated program among total viewers, but also among A18-34 (466,000), A18-49 (1.14 million) and A25-54 (1.25 million).