Daily Archives: January 5, 2008

SAG to boycott Golden Globes!

Just got word from above that the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) — with the staunch, whole-hearted approval of each and every one of their Golden Globe nominated union members — has agreed to boycott this year’s Golden Globe awards!

That means that if the strike is not resolved before the 13th of January (next Sunday!) and the WGA pickets the Golden Globes (as they have vowed to do, and I vow right now to photograph for you) then no SAG member will cross the picket line either to announce the winners or to receive their awards. Wow, that’s some serious support, guys. Thanks!

Getty Images pic of the Golden Globes homebase, the Beverly Hilton Hotel
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And as for the greedy bastards at NBC (the longtime home of the Globes) well, good luck with that whole “putting on a show” thing…

Included below is SAG President, Alan “heads will roll” Rosenberg’s official statement from the SAG website. Enjoy!

“After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters. We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers.

“We have also been asked about our position regarding network talk shows. We urge our members to appear on the two programs that have independent agreements with the WGA, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. However, actors who are asked to appear on the struck network talk shows will have to cross WGA picket lines, creating the same situation that has led to the consensus among actors to skip the Golden Globes.

“As I have said since this strike began on November 5th, we must stand united with our brothers and sisters at the WGA.”

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