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Hollywood Junk Food Fatality #1

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 7, 2008 4:06PM

2008_1goldenglobes.jpg We're referring of course to the Golden Globes ceremony, which has been axed because of the writer's strike. It was announced today that Instead of the long-winded, smarmy fashion show we've seen in the past, the Sunday NBC telecast will instead be a bare-bones press conference padded out with lotsa clips (all the better to separate the commercials with, my dear). Says Jorge Camara, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: "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." Oh, the sacrifice! Yup, we here in the Chicagoist offices are shedding tears right alongside you.

Chicagoans John C. Reilly (nominee for best actor in a comedy or musical) and Diablo Cody (best screenplay, comedy or musical) are up for the awards which, well, may or may not have any influence when it comes to the Oscar race. If the writer's strike lasts through the Oscars (which seems likely at this point) it's going to disrupt the Siskel Film Center's annual benefit. The evening will feel a bit less glamorous if the show consists of Jon Stewart simply reading the winners' names off of a TelePromTer.

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