goodbye globes (and good riddance?)

by eug
January 8, 2008 7:32 AM
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I should resist the temptation to kick someone when their down... No, I'm not talking about Hillary Clinton, but rather the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Is anyone really upset that this year's three-hour event has been canceled? (Ok, maybe one person.) But the loss of this year's Globes is hardly going to send Hollywood back to the bargaining table. For jaded industry types its one less night they are forced to don their Sunday best on the road to the Academy Awards.

I baited a top Hollywood insider on Monday afternoon by email as buzz about the Globes cancellation spread:

"Thank goodness they don't really matter. OK, they do... (but, not really)," I teased. To which the mover and shaker quickly resonded by email, "90 voting members and none is a member of the Academy - I would say you are correct."

Latest conspiracy theory (but, not really): SAG actually bailed out of the Globes to create more momentum for their own televised awards show, which has already been granted a waiver by the WGA and will go on as scheduled, with celebrities on hand to walk the red carpet and accept their awards.

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