How to Save the Awards Shows

The Golden Globes and the Oscars are shedding viewers. Here's a quick fix

Michael Germana / Everett

The Kodak Theatre, 2007 Academy Awards

I can think of one reason the Golden Globe Awards show might get a low Nielsen rating this year: it won't be on TV. That's a real possibility, since the Writers Guild, on strike since Nov. 5, has announced it will picket the Jan. 13 ceremony if it's aired on NBC or even as a webcast. (Especially as a webcast: the income that studios derive from the Internet, and don't share with writers, is one of the sticking points of the strike.) And if the writers haul their placards to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the glamorous stars in their fabulous frocks...

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