Variety‘s Dave McNary reported an hour ago that NBC “appears to be backing away from telecasting next Sunday’s (1.13) Golden Globes Awards — allowing the event to proceed without TV cameras.”
A guy who hears things told me this morning he’s “spoken to a person who knows NBC and says they’re definitely not going ahead with the telecast. It’s obvious…. nothing is going to happen if they broadcast it.”
“The network had not issued an official confirmation Sunday and there was no update from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. or show producer Dick Clark Prods. But industry sources said NBC appeared to be relenting on its previous insistence that it would telecast the awards, even with stars unwilling to cross WGA picket lines.
“The absence of a telecast would enable the HFPA to stage the Globes as a private party at the Beverly Hilton — with hopes that the full complement of stars would attend. WGA officials have indicated that the guild won’t picket a non-televised event.
“Chances of a televised show dimmed Friday when SAG president Alan Rosenberg announced that not a single one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe would attend the ceremonies because of the WGA’s plans to picket the event.”