Because I know that most people check the Internet far less over the weekend than during the week (that whole "getting out of the house" thing), I wanted to give an early heads-up for an event on Sunday that might be of interest to some.
The Writers Guild of America will be streaming their awards ceremony on Sunday night, starting around 6 PM Los Angeles time. You can access it by clicking on this special webpage.
There isn't a whole lot to see there now, other than a nice graphic, which I've thoughtfully provided here. However, you can click through to "The Awards" link and find all the nominees. (Most of which are for TV.) But it might be worth bookmarking the page now, if you think you might like checking in at some point.
If you do watch, you will not see as many famous and beautiful people and slinky gowns as you've come to expect on awards show, but the WGA does do a respectable job getting very well-known actors and actresses to be presenters. (These are the smart actors who recognize that it's probably not a bad thing to be on the good side of the people who write the words they say on-screen -- and who can build up a part, or make it really tiny. And also, especially in TV, these are the people who may do the actual hiring...) Those accepting the awards, that's another matter. But they'll all be in either tuxes and nice dresses, so they'll at least look more presentable than usual. And you can say, "Oh, so that's who writes my very favorite show in all the world!"
By the way, though I don't know the list of celeb presenters, the host is Nathan Fillion, star of the ABC series, Castle. So, see, they do actually get people you know and like!
Know, too, that though it's supposed to start at 6 PM (PST), because this isn't on TV, things can get a little more lax and rambling. So, it way not start exactly on time. But there are no commercial breaks!
I'll try to give a reminder on Sunday.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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