Call the whole thing off?
Time to pack it in for '08 and start making bad predictions about Big Awards Shows '09?
Brit Brit's SWAT-standoff-spawning meltdown overshadowed much of the news du jour, in Hollywood and points far far beyond, but what did eek through late in the day was the SAG proclamation that none of the 70 nominated actors will show up for the Golden Globes.
That could be duller than if "the talent" actually showed up.
NBC has yet to cancel its coverage of what could shape up to be a non-event event, set for Jan. 13. Pickets are ready, likely with some awesome new Globe-themed placards and/or chants and maybe even a little synchronized marching, accompanied by a three-months-honed kind of sign language.
Meanwhile, critics and bloggers are already bandying about some Oscar '09 "projections," based on movies no one's seen. Early "front-runners" include Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film version of the hit Broadway play "Doubt," Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," and Tom Cruise's cropped hair-don't in "Valkyrie."
Personally, we can't wait for superhero movies that don't suck and and the next Judd Apatow quadrilogy, none of which may have anything to do with Important Awards. But that's just us.