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Even though Steven Spielberg's disembodied head is still floating over the countdown timer relentlessly ticking off the minutes until Sunday night's One-Hour Golden Globes Press Conference Spectacular on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's website (really, between the counter and Spielberg's sad little noggin, is there a more depressing corner on the internet right now?), the HFPA has announced that it's sparing the directing deity the indignity of receiving his Cecil B. DeMille award via FedEx by postponing the honor until their 2009 ceremony.

While there are certainly those who'll see this latest development as yet another depressing reminder that no one is immune to the effects of the ongoing labor unrest, we prefer to see it as an encouraging sign that the Globes organizers have inside information that the strike might possibly come to an end before next January.