Writers Strike Puts Grammys In Jeopardy
January 15, 2008

After the Golden Globe Awards and the People's Choice Awards were already affected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, now it looks like the Grammy Awards may be in trouble as well. The Grammys are scheduled for February 10 in Los Angeles, and numerous artists who are also actors - such as Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Beyoncé, Jack White, Jon Bon Jovi and 50 Cent - are being lobbied by the WGA to not attend the telecast or present awards in order to show solidarity with the writers, according to Advertising Age. The WGA already has indicated that a waiver would not be granted for music's big night, meaning that card-carrying Screen Actors Guild members would have to cross the WGA picket line to attend.

"The [Recording Academy] has not asked the WGA for a waiver or interim agreement for the Grammys," said WGA spokesman Gregg Mitchell. "While no guild decision has yet been made regarding the Grammys, if a waiver is requested for the Grammys, it is unlikely to be granted."

Mitchell says no decision has been made as to whether or not the WGA would picket the Grammys, and there have been "no discussions yet" with the production companies involved with the awards show, according to the Los Angeles Times. So far, the Foo Fighters are the only announced performers, and its unknown if a picket by the WGA would affect their scheduled appearance. Since the Grammys honor musicians (most of whom are not actors) and the show is typically performance-heavy anyway, it is unclear how much impact the WGA's decision would actually have on the show. However, movie stars who often present awards would not be involved, and writers would not contribute to the ceremony's script.




 
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