Actresses Nikki Blonsky and Katherine Heigl have expressed their frustration after this year's Golden Globes Awards ceremony was cancelled as a result of the ongoing writers' strike.
The televised event was axed by organizers Monday to avoid a celebrity-less event after the Screen Actors Guild pledged its members would not cross the Writers Guild of America's picket line.
Hairspray star and best actress nominee Nikki Blonsky tells MTV News, "It's kind of like you've got your dress, you're getting ready for the senior prom, you've got your hair and your makeup, and somebody goes, 'Prom's canceled!'
"That's what it's like. This was going to be a super-crazy prom. But it's not going to be."
Katherine Heigl, who is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in Grey's Anatomy, also expressed her disappointment at the show's cancellation.
She says, "It's really disappointing. It's an amazing night to be with people you respect and admire and to celebrate a year of work and a year of entertainment. I'm gonna be missing it on Sunday, and I'm gonna be sad."
Hairspray director Adam Shankman adds, "It's wrong. I have just too many friends who worked too hard this year, and (the cancellation) is denying everybody a platform to say their cause."
The 65th annual Golden Globe Awards was due to take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. Instead, a news conference will take place to announce the winners of each category.