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So the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has officially cancelled the 65th annual Golden Globe Award ceremony on January 13.  Instead, there will be a press conference at the same time (6 pm pst) to announce the winners of the 2008 Golden Globes.  Click here for the official announcement from HFPA.

To maintain solidarity with striking Hollywood writers, the Screen Actors Guild indicated earlier that all the 72 nominees would not show up for the 65th Golden Globe Award. Click here for more details.

For a change, good movies and TV shows are announced without all the glitz and glamour, no fashion statements, no red carpet photo ops… just no-nonsense recognition of some no-nonsense movie making and TV production. 

With all due respect to the writers, and the HFPA’s financial loss in the cancellation, and all the nominees who deserve recognition, I say…a nice change.  

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