My dreams have been realized! Now, if we can just get all the other stupid award shows to be cancelled, maybe the people who live for this crap up will pick up a book, exercise or develop a cure for cancer. Or something.
The Times, citing an email sent by broadcasters to studios on Monday, reports that the traditional televised dinner and prize-giving ceremony has been scrapped.
A press conference and scaled back red carpet event will be held instead.
I’m practically giddy over here!
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced that the recipients of Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories will be revealed during an hour-long HFPA press conference at The Beverly Hilton to be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13. (LAT)
And yes, I know that there are people who’ll actually tune into a stupid press conference to see some Hollywood accountant read a list of names, but those are the same people who actually pay attention to stories about Britney Spears, so they’re lost causes anyway…and probably couldn’t even spell ‘cancer’, ‘book’ or ‘exercise’. Or they work in Hollywood in which case, everthing I wrote after ‘Spears’ is definitely true for them. (XOXOX to my industry friends!) But seriously, considering the horror that happened this week in Kenya, an Iraqi soldier killing US soldiers, homeless families and hunger all over the world…
“We 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 2007’s outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television,” said Jorge Camara, President of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Camara sounds exceptionally vapid, no?