WGA rejects waiver requests for Golden Globes, Oscars


The WGA has rejected waiver requests from the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Golden Globes had sought permission to allow writers to prep material for the event airing 1/13 on NBC. Oscars was denied use of video clips on the show. The announcement came during Monday night’s WGA membership meeting that included 2,000 striking writers in attendance.

Globes producer Dick Clark Productions released a statement: “The Golden Globe Awards, which has a long and friendly relationship with the Writers Guild of America, is obviously disappointed that the WGA denied its request for a waiver. However, we are encouraged by the fact that the WGA has announced that it plans to negotiate agreements with independent production companies. Therefore, we will attempt to reach some type of agreement with them on behalf of the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will recognize and honor outstanding achievements in both movies and television programming made before the strike.”

The Broadcast Film Critics show is not affected by the strike. WGA also granted a waiver the SAG Awards show.