Monday, January 07, 2008

Golden Globes coverage plans? No 'small pocket' surprises

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its new coverage plan for the Golden Globes. Basically, it translates as: No writers? No champagne dinner. No fun.

Winners will be announced during a press conference 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC, meaning that the traditionally buzzed actors won't have an opportunity to give fully lubricated acceptance speeches. Remember Sacha Baron Cohen's "breathe in the air that had been trapped in a small pocket between his buttocks for 30 years" speech? You ain't hearin' one like it this year.

Here's what HFPA said: "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. "We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year’s Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled."

Here's what I say: "Pppbbttt."

Fortunately for you, the best movie blogger on the planet -- if you don't know The Carpetbagger, I present to you joy -- has something more to say about the endangered 2008 award shows. Click here for his NYT article.

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