The Golden Globes have been canceled due to the ongoing writers strike. "[T]he Hollywood Foreign Press Association instead will merely make an announcement of the winners," according to Nikki Finke. Exciting! We've learned to live without writers, but can we live without... awards shows? Do we want to live in that cold, red carpet-less place? With the football postseason drawing to a close, what will office pools be about in a world without awards shows? How will we know which forgotten character actors died last year without a mournful montage? What will the gays do? (Actually if they can manage to get a couple more awards shows canceled—and maybe replace them with encore presentations of the new American Gladiators—we might root for this strike to go on forever.) [Deadline Hollywood Daily]