In Lala Land, all the rumours that the kick-off event to usher in 2008 would be canceled because of the writers strike, has finally landed with a thud.Â And the official word is that although the show is going on, it just wont happen the way we’ve all grown accustomed to.
The bleak news is that the 65th Golden Globes has been reduced to a press conference.Â They’ll be a magazine-like presentation with show and film clips, then the awards will be announced via the press conference. No dramatic red carpet entrances, no Hollywood extravaganza, no fabulous designer dresses, champagne dinner or gossip on who took whom.
Jorge Camara, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association told the world:
â€œWe are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite stars celebrating 2007â€™s outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television….We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this yearâ€™s Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.â€