George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington may also miss the ceremony over screenwriters’ strike

Keira Knightley won’t be attending this Sunday’s Golden Globes if it means crossing a picket line.

A strike by the Writers Guild Of America has halted production on US TV shows and films since 5 November.

Action was called for after the organisation failed to reach agreement with studios over web and DVD royalty payments for their members.

Several stars – including Keira, whose mum Sharman Macdonald is a playwright – have shown their support for the striking writers.

The actress’s spokesperson insists Keira, 22, won’t cross a picket line if the screenwriters stage a protest outside the Globes venue.

The Bend It Like Beckham star is up for a Best Actress gong for her role in epic drama Atonement.

George Clooney, Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp – who are all nominated in the Best Actor category – may also miss the annual bash.

If the strike continues, it is expected that celebrities may also snub the Oscars on 24 February.

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