Because of the strike, NBC has canceled the televised ceremony of the Golden Globes. Instead they will air a special episode of Dateline which will be a montage of interviews with the nominees. The winners will later be announced at a special press conference. While the advertisers who already bought air time for the ceremony will suffer, most effected will be Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin who will loose there one opportunity for exposure for the rest of the year.
“There will be a press conference this afternoon announcing that the Globes Awards ceremony will not go on. Here is the plan:
— At 9 PM there will be a press conference covered by NBC News announcing the Golden Globe winners. (9pm-10pm)
— At 8 PM, we are negotiating with Dick Clark Enterprises for a one-hour retrospective/clip show.
— At 7 PM, we will air a Dateline with clips and interviews with nominees. (Currently scheduled to air for two hours on Saturday night.)
— At 10 PM, we will broadcast an “Access Hollywood” style, Golden Globes party show…visiting the various parties in Hollywood