There’s a real, growing possibility that NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will opt to postpone the Golden Globes Awards, rather than hold the shinding sans celebs or — even more drastic — without being televised.
Instead, the organization and network may take a page from the 2001 Emmy Awards, which were postponed twice — once because of the 9/11 attacks, and the second time because of the start of military action in Afghanistan. By the time the Emmy Awards finally aired that year, it was November — two months after their original air date.
Similarly, NBC and the HFPA could opt to push the Globes into next month (or the month after), with the hope that a strike will have been settled at that point, or a deal between the WGA and producer Dick Clark Prods. might be reached. There’s also always the possibility that a few more stars may wind up agreeing to attend — although, if a strike is still going on, it’s unlikely thesps will want to go against SAG recommendations.
Insiders at the Peacock said they may also make the decision to postpone based on the assumption that the Academy Awards (which air on ABC) will be delayed as well.
A final decision on the Globes will be made at the start of next week; for now, the kudofest is still slated to be held on Sunday, Jan. 13. NBC reiterated its intent to move forward with the show as skedded Friday evening.
— Michael Schneider