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Strike Watch: Awards Shows to Air, Suck

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What part of “We’re on strike” don’t people understand? For a while, the desperate hope has persisted that the writers’ guild would extend a waiver to the Golden Globes and the Oscars to allow WGA writers to script jokes for them. Because yeah, when you go on strike, it really means you’re going on strike except for the shows that people really want to watch. The Guild has finally officially shot down that proposal, meaning that the awardcasts will be without writers, possibly without stars (if they refuse to cross picket lines) and even without movie clips to fill airtime–the Guild denied permission to use them.

What’s left? Can Jon Stewart do card tricks? Is it possible we could get both awards shows over in, say, an hour?

Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?

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