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SOURCES: NBC And Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cancel Televised Golden Globes
LA Weekly ^ | 1/7/08 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 01/07/2008 11:45:21 AM PST by BurbankKarl

The Hollywood writers strike can now claim its first awards show casualty. The latest I'm hearing from my sources as of a few minutes ago is that NBC will not be televising the Golden Globes as planned on January 13th. Insiders tell me also that the entire event, even if it were held untelevised, will be cancelled. And the Hollywood Foreign Press Association instead will merely make an announcement of the winners. I've not yet received any official confirmation of any of this. But insiders tell me that NBC Universal topper Jeff Zucker and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which bestows the Golden Globes made the decision together.


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1 posted on 01/07/2008 11:45:22 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Excellent. Now if we can only extend this strike until after the Oscars is scheduled to be broadcast.

Very cool!


2 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:29 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: BurbankKarl

Aw shucks. Who watches these things anyway?

I suppose all the dress designers and stylists will be looking for work for that day.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:32 AM PST by SueRae
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To: BurbankKarl

Oh, the humanity!


4 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:34 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Boo Hoo. Shoots my plans for that evening, sure.


5 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:49 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: BurbankKarl

Excellent. Now if we can only extend this strike until after the Oscars is scheduled to be broadcast.

Very cool!


6 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: BurbankKarl
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7 posted on 01/07/2008 11:48:27 AM PST by digger48
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To: BurbankKarl

Can they cancel Hollywood too while they are at it?


8 posted on 01/07/2008 11:48:48 AM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: BurbankKarl

If Hollywood hadn’t told us I seriously doubt anyone would have noticed.


9 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:05 AM PST by joebuck
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To: BurbankKarl
Thank you to the writers... They've spared us from turning the channel in order to avoid watching the celebrities' gratuitous self-accolades...

cheers !!!

10 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:36 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: BurbankKarl
First Britney - now this.......WHY, WHY, WHY?

BTW, what is it you do that you get all the goodies?

11 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:57 AM PST by TightyRighty
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To: DoughtyOne

Why would it be a good thing is a longstanding American tradition (over 80 years)like the Oscars were cancelled? Unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars have credibility.


12 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:12 AM PST by Borges
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To: BurbankKarl

So what your saying is: if I happen to be flipping channels on that night, the odds that I don’t flip right past NBC have improved from 0% to 5%, slightly better if some form of L&O is on.


13 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:39 AM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: BurbankKarl

In more important news, I am eating a gummy bear.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:49 AM PST by sappy
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To: BurbankKarl

In more important news, I am eating a gummy bear.


15 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:51 AM PST by sappy
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To: BurbankKarl

Well that just ruins my whole minute........


16 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:15 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: BurbankKarl

One less chance for the dillusional self importants to self copulate together is a good thing in my book.


17 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:28 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: BurbankKarl

Boo! Hoo!


18 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:46 AM PST by lonestar
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To: BurbankKarl

A Hollywood circle jerk canceled? What is next, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria?


19 posted on 01/07/2008 11:54:52 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: SueRae
Who watches these things anyway?

Dinosaur media people who enjoy seeing Left-wingers give awards to other Left-wingers because they've publicly embraced the latest Socialist cause célèbre.

A complete waste of airtime and bandwidth that could be used much more effectively by broadcasting interviews with Ann Coulter or firearms training courses.

20 posted on 01/07/2008 11:55:30 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: digger48

"Yeeeee haaaaawwwwww!!!!"

21 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:37 AM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: Borges
... the Oscars have credibility.

You forgot your sarcasm tag. Someone here might think you were serious.

22 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:49 AM PST by ConfusedAndLovingIt
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To: Borges
... the Oscars have credibility.

You forgot your sarcasm tag. Someone here might think you were serious.

23 posted on 01/07/2008 11:58:19 AM PST by ConfusedAndLovingIt
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To: ConfusedAndLovingIt

I am serious. The awards are given by people within their profession. You don’t think an editor knows good editing when he sees it? Or a costume desginer knows good costume designing?


24 posted on 01/07/2008 11:59:10 AM PST by Borges
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To: BurbankKarl

Fantastic news.


25 posted on 01/07/2008 11:59:44 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Wise men seek him still...)
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To: Borges

The technical Oscars, granted. But ... Brokeback Mountain?


26 posted on 01/07/2008 12:02:13 PM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: agere_contra

BM didn’t win Best Picture if you recall.


27 posted on 01/07/2008 12:03:31 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Best Documentary - Michael Moore - Bowling For Columbine.


28 posted on 01/07/2008 12:04:39 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: BurbankKarl

I stopped watching those vapid, self-congratulatory celebrity vanity shows a long time ago.


29 posted on 01/07/2008 12:07:31 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (CNN: Full of plants from the DNC Plant-ation.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

As opposed to all the documentaries about the Holocaust that have won. Yeah it invalidates all of them. /sarc


30 posted on 01/07/2008 12:09:12 PM PST by Borges
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To: BurbankKarl

If a tree falls in the forest.....


31 posted on 01/07/2008 12:11:37 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

I love the category during the Awards Shows where they present the best editing for an Awards Show and the Awards Show’s last show wins.

Makes my head spin.

I was kinda hoping for the Awards Shows. Now that the Writers are on strike, the presenters won’t have to make those lame unfunny comments before the actual presentations.
The whole show would last 42 minutes...tops.


32 posted on 01/07/2008 12:24:54 PM PST by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: Portnoy

The Emmys do that and it’s a joke. The Emmys are non-sensical as currently constituted.


33 posted on 01/07/2008 12:25:56 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Why would it be a good thing is a longstanding American tradition (over 80 years)like the Oscars were cancelled? Unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars have credibility.

Many people share your opinion of the Academy Awards program, my wife among them.  I find it to be four to five hours of insufferable, disgusting beautiful people celebrating other beautiful people, while they rip our nation in the process.  It's as if $20 million dollars per movie were not enough acknowledgement for some people.  No, on top of that they must be acknowedged in public as some of the premier citizens in this nation, during a program that is both insulting to the nation and it's loyal citizens.

Frankly, it sickens me.

You state that the Oscars have credibility.  When Michael Moore can earn one for bashing people with half truths and lies to further his marxist agenda, the Oscar means nothing.  Every Oscar ever given is worthless if the likes of Moore is actually deemed due one based on the lack of ethics it would take to do what he did.  If I had earned an Oscar prior to Moore receiving one, I would call a press conference and announce that I was returning it, and why.

We'll hear how the right squelched the financial success of some of the outlandish marxist disinformation offerings this year.  We'll see movies shown at the Cane Film Festival that denounce the United States, it's military and it's president.  We have a very good chance of seeing the people who created this tripe heralded as some of the brightest minds in our nation, the true concience of America.

I can't support this awards program.  It's disgusting on so many levels, that I simply cannot understand how a good conservative could.

I'm not saying this to besmirch your character.  If you can watch it and enjoy it, I'm okay with it.  I've had to accept that my wife does.  I can accept that others do as well.

Take care.

34 posted on 01/07/2008 12:27:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Borges
I am serious. The awards are given by people within their profession. You don’t think an editor knows good editing when he sees it? Or a costume desginer knows good costume designing?

Oh, you meant the technical awards. The ones that few care about. Honestly, when was the last time you wanted to see a movie because it won an Oscar for best editing or costume design?

35 posted on 01/07/2008 12:31:21 PM PST by ConfusedAndLovingIt
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To: DoughtyOne

You can go through any 80 year plus organization and find decisions to quibble with. The idea that one out of however many awards went to someone like Moore doesn’t really mean anything in the long run. F9-11 got 0 nominations. Does that invalidate his earlier award? I don’tt know which bashing you’re talking about as most of the awards are for technical categories and for those people it’s the only moment in the spotlight. Same principle applies..if one award recipient goes on a political diatribe (which is discouraged by the producers and usually interrupted by the pit orchestra..Moore got booed off the stage 5 years ago) it has nothing to do with the idea of an Industry Award in general.


36 posted on 01/07/2008 12:32:02 PM PST by Borges
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To: DoughtyOne

Go WGA! Hold out as long as you can. Stick it to the man! FR is behind you all the way...at least until you settle. :)


37 posted on 01/07/2008 12:32:58 PM PST by xp38
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To: ConfusedAndLovingIt

Editing is important! It’s the one aspect of movies that’s new and not derived from theater. It’s like visual music and I love seeing it done well.


38 posted on 01/07/2008 12:33:19 PM PST by Borges
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To: DoughtyOne

I couldn’t have said it better. The Oscars and the Grammys are the worst.


39 posted on 01/07/2008 12:34:38 PM PST by RabidBartender (Al-Qaeda doesn't need an intelligence network. They have the U.S. media.)
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To: Borges

If I were to waste my time doing so, I could probably come up with ten to twenty such violations given time. I’m not going to bother.

How many awards programs go to people who are the backbone of our society? If anything those people are slandered at every opportunity, and the media is generally the one doing it.

Good values, Christian ethic... the Oscars have nothing to offer the best our society, other than to destroy the values they cherish.


40 posted on 01/07/2008 12:40:00 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: xp38

Ditto. Good call. ;-)


41 posted on 01/07/2008 12:40:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: BurbankKarl

I’m going into some withdrawls over the writers strike. I anm very particular about what I watch.

I’ll miss 24 this year and half a season of The Office and Heroes.

Battlestar Galactica will have a shortened season, as well as LOST.

I picked a good year to delve into the second half of The History of Middle Earth.


42 posted on 01/07/2008 12:42:16 PM PST by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: Borges

I think it’s the subject matter of the movies that are nominated and win, particularly in recent years. It’s as if they are nominated because of the topic, not because of the quality of the movie (see: Erin Brockovich, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Brokeback Mountain, Good Night Good Luck, Munich, The Full Monty, American Beauty, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, etc.).

Actually, looking back at the list of winners, almost every movie that won from 1981-1995 would make my list of all time favorites. Something occurred in 1996 that made them start nominating political issues.


43 posted on 01/07/2008 12:43:45 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

I have a real aversion to any of the awards programs.

If you must give awards, find some parents who work long hours, have a hard time making ends meet, are very supportive of their children, and do their best to instill good values in them.

I could come up with ten categories for those awards in a few minutes. And I’d watch.

Home schooling, church attendence...

How about a category for dads who pay child support for a decade or more and get jerked every which way but loose, during the process?

Shine the shoes of some guy or gal who just made $20 million for six months worth of work? Nah. Thanks but no thanks.


44 posted on 01/07/2008 12:46:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DoughtyOne
If I were to waste my time doing so, I could probably come up with ten to twenty such violations given time. I’m not going to bother.

Only ten to twenty out of the roughtly 1000 or so Oscars that have been given out?

How many awards programs go to people who are the backbone of our society? If anything those people are slandered at every opportunity, and the media is generally the one doing it.

The Oscars aren't the Media. The critics have their own awards.

Good values, Christian ethic... the Oscars have nothing to offer the best our society, other than to destroy the values they cherish.

The Arts at their best are among the best in our society.
45 posted on 01/07/2008 12:46:43 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
the Oscars have credibility.

Of course they do, who could ever forget the 2006 Song of the year"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"!!!

46 posted on 01/07/2008 12:47:30 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: RabidBartender

‘American Beauty’ was an exception that proves the rule. One of the worst to ever win. What was wrong with Shakespeare in Love? ‘The English Patient’ was a throwback to the romantic David Lean-style fare that usually won back in the day. None of those other films won.


47 posted on 01/07/2008 12:49:22 PM PST by Borges
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To: ontap

That song was a key part of the narrative of film it was from which is a criteria. A lot of people like Hip Hop. I don’t but that’s neither here nor there. Besides most of the songs that win are sappy Celine Dion style ballads or songs from Disney movies. The Best Song Category is a throwback to a day when musicals were very common and songs from them were a big part of pop music culture.


48 posted on 01/07/2008 12:51:46 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

And they say you can’t put lipstick on a pig!!!!!


49 posted on 01/07/2008 12:54:00 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Borges
The Arts at their best are among the best in our society.

I won't make a blanket statement about all the arts, but you are not seeing the movies I am if you think this segment of the arts is among the best our nation has to offer.

You can't even take a child to a children's movie any longer due to the adult material that is inserted for the hell of it.  Every once in a while you can, but you have to go see the movie yourself first, just to make sure.

As for ten to twenty, I could find fifty to one hundred (and probably hundreds) if I could review the Oscar program tape over the last five years.  The liberal agenda is so prevalent that it's simply silly to even discuss the issue with someone who can't see it.

Take care.

50 posted on 01/07/2008 12:57:50 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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