The writers’ strike may hobble the Golden Globes and other awards shows, but the WGA awards go on, and the nominations just came out. Whatever your opinions about the strike, the writers definitely know their writing, giving generous love to Dexter, FNL, FOTC, Mad Men, The Office, 30 Rock, and, in particular, The Wire. (No, The Wire did not air new episodes in 2007. But the WGA eligibility calendar runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.)
Lost, on the other hand, picked up only one nomination. Tell Me You Love Me, one of my 2007 favorites and a writerly show if ever there was one, got none. You could attribute that to the fact that some people (like me) loved the show and others hated it. Or it could be that Gavin Polone, one of the show’s producers, has been one of the most outspoken public critics of the WGA and its strike tactics. I’m just sayin’.
Check out the nominations.