SAG Strike-Vote Timing Will Spare Globes Ceremony (but Oscars Beware)

By Alesandra Dubin December 11, 2008, 12:29 PM EST

Earlier this week, Golden Globes party organizers told BizBash they are going forward with preparations undaunted by the possibility of a Screen Actors' Guild strike—and as of yesterday their work can officially proceed as planned. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's January 11 Golden Globes ceremony will now be spared by the timing of SAG's strike-authorization vote, The Hollywood Reporter reported. SAG leadership will send ballots to members on January 2, and Washington state-based Integrity Voting Systems will tabulate them on January 23—which leaves the February 22 Oscars vulnerable.

At least 75 percent of the votes must be yes for the measure to pass. With the SAG Awards set to air January 25, a quick vote count would allow the leadership to use the event as a public forum. 

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