The televised Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be replaced by a press conference this Sunday (13Jan08) as a result of the ongoing writers' strike. Organisers announced their decision on Monday (07Jan08) to avoid a celebrity-less event after the Screen Actors Guild pledged its members would not cross the Writers Guild Of America's picket line. The 65th annual Golden Globe Awards had been due to take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. Instead, a news conference will take place to announce the winners of each category. Spokesman Jorge Camara says, "We are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favourite stars celebrating 2007's outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television. "We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year's Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled."