Even though SAG has pledged that not a single nominated actor will attend, NBC plans to hold the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to their contract to present a broadcast of the Golden Globes.
According to Meg James at The Envelope, one option being considered is to push the broadcast back a few weeks… perhaps in hopes that the WGA contract dispute will be resolved in time.
My hunch is that NBC is bluffing, as its advertising sponsors will be getting more and more pissed at a mounting number of lost presale opportunities and dropping network ratings. That or they really think audiences will tune in to what will likely amount to a clip show… even though I’ve heard the WGA and SAG may be making it hard to gain permission for clips as well.
This major blow to the studios almost makes up for the WGAs major blunder of signing interim agreements with Letterman and boiling drama with Jay Leno.