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Last Updated: Tuesday January 08 2008 07:11 GMT

Golden Globes ceremony scrapped

The writers have gone on strike

The glamorous Golden Globes film awards ceremony in Hollywood has been scrapped because of a row between writers and TV and film makers.

Instead of seeing stars like Zac Efron and Keira Knightley sweeping down the red carpet, this year's winners will just be read out at a press conference.

It's because lots of stars said they wouldn't go to the ceremony in a show of support for the writers' strike.

TV and film script writers are trying to get better pay for their work.

The Golden Globes are probably the world's biggest awards ceremony after the Oscars.

A scene from Ratatouille
Ratatouille is up for the best animated film award
Films up for awards this year include Hairspray and animation movies Ratatouille and The Simpsons Movie.

Award bosses decided to cancel their traditionally glitzy showbiz bash after TV networks threatened not to screen the ceremony if there were no big celebs there.

The press conference to name the winners will be held on 13 January.

Thousands of people who write TV and film scripts stopped working weeks ago to protest after failing to get what they wanted in a series of meetings with bosses.

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