This year's Golden Globes was kind of a landmark for the awards show. No, I'm not talking about the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has absolutely no sense of humor. I'm referring to the fact that the whole thing is a joke, where movies like Burlesque and The Tourist are ranked among the best films of the year while a movie like True Grit gets completely snubbed. Of course it's been that way for quite a while, but this year's ceremony really drove the point home. Lucky for us, we may not have to deal with it next year.

The New York Times is reporting that a lawsuit filed against Dick Clark Productions by the HFPA may prevent the Golden Globes from being held in 2012. According to the story, the production company "abscond[ed] with rights to the show" when it signed an eight-year broadcasting agreement with NBC. While both sides have proposed separate schedules for the matter to be dealt with - the HFPA requesting a March 5, 2012 date and the production company wanting a December 1, 2011 date - neither date would allow enough time for "reasonable commercial steps for the production and distribution of the television broadcast of the 69th annual Golden Globes Awards Show."

Some people do enjoy the Golden Globes, as it does provide a much more relaxed atmosphere then the Oscars or the Emmys (alcohol helps in that department), but I've personally never really seen the show, thanks to its lack of impact and importance, as anything more than a chance for celebrities to pat each other on the back. If they do end up being able to work some thing out, bully for them. If they aren't it's really not that great a loss.Er

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