Two no-shows in a row

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003990" title="Kate Winslet" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/kate-winslet-PECLB003990.topic">Kate Winslet</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001916" title="Paul Giamatti" href="/topic/entertainment/paul-giamatti-PECLB001916.topic">Paul Giamatti</a> couldn't make it to the ceremony, but both won the awards for actor in a miniseries or TV movie. For the stressed-out telecast director worried about bringing the show in on time, the no-shows provided blessed breathing room. But from an entertainment perspective, it popped a little hole in the aura of importance to the evening. Isn't <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004228" title="Woody Allen" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/woody-allen-PECLB004228.topic">Woody Allen</a> the only person allowed to skip awards shows? Presenter <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0000005461" title="Armie Hammer" href="/topic/entertainment/armie-hammer-PECLB0000005461.topic">Armie Hammer</a> did his best to lighten the moment with the quip, "I'm gonna keep his award."
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Kate Winslet and Paul Giamatti couldn't make it to the ceremony, but both won the awards for actor in a miniseries or TV movie. For the stressed-out telecast director worried about bringing the show in on time, the no-shows provided blessed breathing room. But from an entertainment perspective, it popped a little hole in the aura of importance to the evening. Isn't Woody Allen the only person allowed to skip awards shows? Presenter Armie Hammer did his best to lighten the moment with the quip, "I'm gonna keep his award."

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