Academy Awards organisers expressed confidence on Tuesday that this year's Oscars show would go ahead as planned, as Hollywood digested the bombshell cancellation of the Golden Globes.
Bruce Davis, the executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told AFP that Oscars organisers were hopeful of reaching a deal with writers that would allow the highlight of awards season.
"At this stage we are still making our plan as normal," Davis said.
The dispute between writers and producers claimed its highest profile casualty on Monday when it was confirmed that Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony had been scrapped and replaced with a press conference.
The decision came after Hollywood's actors union, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), announced last week that stars would not cross picket lines surrounding the show set erected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
I'll say this about the Globes, they keep the time to a minimum and don't televise every stinkin' award there is to award. Neither do the Oscars, but they do televise awards no one really cares about. They should take the Globes template and apply it to their own show.
Again, other than seeing the babes and fashions, and listening to the stupid/funny remarks made during the acceptance, I could care less.