December 18, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
I never would've never imagined the Oscars could take its bore factor to extreme levels. This year it will. The Writers Guild of America has denied waivers from both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. This means no prepared material is allowed for the Golden Globes. That's fine, because most of their jokes suck anyway. They are also not allowing the Oscars to show clips from movies or past Oscar ceremonies. It's unknown whether or not the Oscars asked the WGA for permission to allow host Jon Stewart to use previously written material.
The WGA issued this statement: "Writers are engaged in a crucial struggle to achieve a collective bargaining agreement that will protect their compensation and intellectual property rights now and in the future. We must do everything we can to bring our negotiations to a swift and fair conclusion for the benefit of writers and all those who are being harmed by the companies failure to engage in serious negotiations."
Yeah, so they can't even show clips from the nominated movies. Why bother! Just hold a damn luncheon at Long John Silver's and hand the awards out in the parking lot after the drawing and call it a day!