Golden Globe awards a week away
In an effort to provide a more useful service, one of my new year's resolutions is to start offering a reminder service here on the blog of upcoming TV industry events.
The Golden Globes are the annual awards chosen by around 90 foreign TV and movie journalists who happen to live and work in California. Unlike the Oscars they cover both TV and Film, and right about now the last ballots are arriving at Ernst & Young's offices to be counted next week.
New shows like Ugly Betty and Big Love are up for awards this year and the surprise omission is hard hitting documentary film United 93. The consensus is that foreign journalists are reluctant this year to nominate it in a wave of anti-American feeling. This is unfortunate for British writer and director Paul Greengrass who deserved better for such a courageous movie.
A full list of nominees can be found here. The awards themselves take place 8pm on Monday 15th January.