Powered by i.TV
October 23, 2014

WGA: No waivers for Globes and Oscars

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 18th 2007 4:18PM

OscarThe Golden Globes (airing January 13) and Oscars (February 24) sought waivers to allow union writers to help put together their awards shows, but Reuters tells us that the WGA says it will deny those waivers. Show organizers say they will go on regardless. As for what to do for scribes, Leslie Unger, spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said "There are any number of possible options we might explore" regarding what the Oscars intend.

One possibility is to hire non-union writers. How pissed would the WGA be if the reviews were great, the jokes actually funny and the telecast considered to be the best Academy Awards show ever! Another possibility, and I have no idea why this hasn't been explored seriously already, is the Family Guy manatee writers. South Park showed how prolific they were, and there are simply tons of lame award show jokes that could be written on balls and thrown in the tank. Or do you think they're members of the union, too?

Oscars 2014 Photos: Stars Celebrate at the After-Parties

Getty The real party doesn't start until after the Oscars end. Once all of the winners were announced and the...

source: Moviefone Blog
Bill Murray Photobombs Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (PHOTO)

Getty Wait... did Bill Murray just photobomb Selena Gomez? First, take some time to digest the fact that the...

source: Moviefone Blog
Oscars 2014: Best Supporting Actress Goes to Lupita Nyong'o

The Oscars 2014 Best Supporting Actress race is one of the hottest contested awards at this year's Academy...

source: Moviefone Blog

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

2 Comments

Filter by:
Tristan

wow, if the reviews are spectacular wouldnt it make the WGA resistance look a bit weak, in terms of its affect on the rewards show?

December 19 2007 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

Animation Guild is part of IATSE - not only would they cross the line they'd kiss the butts of the major producers individually, or at least IATSE leader Tom Short would do it for them.

December 18 2007 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners