Many stars won't cross Globes picket line

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Many nominees say they will not cross a Writers Guild of America picket line if there is one in front of the upcoming Golden Globe awards ceremony.

"It would be very hard for me to cross a WGA picket line," David Cronenberg, director of "Eastern Promises," told "Everybody will have the same problem."


Glenn Close, nominated for her work on TV's "Damages," vowed, "I would never cross a picket line."

"Mad Men" executive producer Matt Weiner agreed, as did the show's leading man, Jon Hamm.

"There's no way I would cross a picket line," Hamm said. "Not only in respect to Matt, but I'm in 100 percent agreement with him in this fight. It would be a drag not to go, but you have to take a stand."

"Hairspray" director Adam Shankman said he thinks the scribes would be making a mistake if they chose not to attend.

"I think it would be a smack in the face if there was striking at the ceremony because it would be undermining the achievements of their own guild, and that would be reprehensible. I think it's a horribly counter-intuitive idea to strike something that celebrates their own membership," Shankman said.


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