Due To Writers' Strike, Golden Globes Will Air Without Celebrities

Entertainment Jan. 4, 2008 AT 6:18PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Awards last year. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Awards last year. Credit: Chris Haston / © NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection

The good news about the Golden Globes is that NBC announced on Friday that, despite the ongoing Hollywood writers strike, next Sunday's awards broadcast will go on. The bad news: It appears no celebrities will be attending.

"We are prepared to move forward with the telecast on Jan. 13," NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said in a statement.

But the network's revelation came on the same day that the Screen Actors Guild announced that its members -- including a star-studded Globes nominee list that include stars such as Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Keira Knightley -- had indicated they will show support for the union writers by boycotting the show.

SAG president Alan Rosenberg said in a statement, "There appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross" picket lines to present or accept an award.

The Writers Guild of America previously refused to grant a waiver to allow its members to work on the Golden Globes, the People's Choice Awards and the Academy Awards.

Last month, Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, nominated for Best Supporting Performance in a Drama Series, announced she wouldn't attend the Globes if there was a strike.

"I'm not crossing the picket line unless I'm contractually obliged to do so," she said.

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