Bad news for the folks behind the Golden Globes and the network that airs the ceremony. The Writers Guild of America has replied to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's pleas for a waiver, and they have laid down a firm "no." The official statement by the WGA said (according to MSNBC):
The WGA has great respect and admiration for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but we are engaged in a crucial struggle that will protect our income and intellectual property rights for generations to come. We will continue to do everything in our power to bring industry negotiations to a fair conclusion.
But there is even worse news for the HFPA. Comingsoon brought to our attention that Alan Rosenberg, president of the Screen Actors Guild, issued a statement saying that SAG supports the WGA fully, and that their members should not cross the picket lines. In other words, don't expect too many presenters or nominees to attend the ceremony. In fact, with the Golden Globes only a little over a week away, it may be canceled altogether.