Monday, January 14, 2008

Strike Effects

I've always found the Golden Globes to be incredibly boring, so as far as I'm concerned the WGA and SAG did the world a favor by not granting a waiver. Exactly how boring things really are, without the glitz of the red carpet was readily apparent last night. We turned on the "news conference" to find out who the winners were and Globe favorites, who may or may not have a chance in hell of winning the Oscars won. A number of the winners were for actors of whom I've never heard or productions I've never watched. And Europeans (even ex-pats) have an advantage over U.S. performers, as is usually the case.

For the idiot who wrote "the Golden Globes are the only time you see performers from both TV and film" I recommend you watch the SAG Awards, which are given for both TV and film and, most of the time, all the nominees attend. Most people really prefer peer awards, in case you haven't noticed.

The Weinsteins signed an interim agreement with the WGA last week. (While Harvey Weinstein is not a nice man, the enemy of my enemies is my friend.) No matter how AMPTP wants to spin things, the big studios will be very happy that the independents have material in the pipeline when the big studios need to make distribution money and they don't have product available because of the strike. I can't imagine that the bigger members of AMPTP will really refuse to distribute independent films because the smaller production companies reached an accord with the WGA.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Couldn't agree with you more about boring Golden Globes, pretty clothes, pretty big egos patting each other on the back. Love the lame duck countdown, wish it could go faster.

M. C. Valada said...

Yes, I wish the lame duck countdown could go faster as well. Come Monday, my sister's birthday, we're down to a year. If only impeachment were on the table.