This is actually very interesting. Very telling of the times and where TV/Movies are headed.
It seems that the producers of The Golden Globes encountered a slight issue when trying to tackle the seating chart of the event:
Too many stars!
This year, ensembles were BIG! From Bridesmaids to Boardwalk Empire, almost every nominated TV show and movie has a laundry list of stars that the studios want to see at the big night — but there's just not enough room to fit them all! We're told that earlier in the season, upon releasing the nominations, many projects were told that their cast list would have to capped for the lack of space.
“It’s a nightmare every year, gut this year is worse than ever, because this year, there are so many ensembles nominated. The Help's ensemble is like, fifteen people. And then there’s TV shows like Glee, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Instead of a year where it’s a show like The Good Wife, where it’s just Julianna Margulies, it’s a mess.”
Sounds like! And you know what comes next, don't you? It's becomes a fight over who is the biggest stars of each of the projects. Studios and networks have to decided which of their celebrities would be the best to throw into the limelight. Of course, nominees will absolutely have to go, but will the whole Modern Family crew get to go, or just the Cam and Mitch! Will the The Help get any finding seats for their large cast?
Seems kind of unfair to exclude people like this on such a prominent light, but as spokeswoman for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association explains, it's necessary:
"As the show is held in the Beverly Hilton, we have far fewer tickets than other awards shows held at larger venues. The Globes are an intimate event and in keeping with that, we sometimes have limited tickets, especially in years like this when there are indeed a number of ensemble casts. It is always our goal to accommodate as many people associated with the nominations in the room but we do have a finite number of seats. We are not always able to accommodate significant others, co-producers and such. As much as we would love to have everyone associated with these accomplished films and television shows in the room, we just don't have the seating for everyone involved….Unless we start hanging tables from the rafters, it will always be an in-demand ticket."
Wow. Harsh times ahead.
So, who do you think WON'T be invited to the big night? We imagine there will be a lot less Gleeks and not as many Grey doctors, if you catch our drift!