Grammys 2008 ceremony in jeopardy

Writers' strike to affect another huge awards show

The prospect of a glamorous Grammy Awards show is looking increasingly unlikely due to the ongoing writer’s strike in the US.

The Writer’s Guild of America has suggested that should a waiver be requested for the February 10 telecast, it will not be granted.

The Golden Globes winners were announced at a low-key press conference on Sunday night after the WGA denied a waiver, and actor’s refused to cross the picket line. It is also thought that a waiver will not be granted for the upcoming Academy Awards.


So far Grammy organisers have not asked for a waiver or agreement.

Although the strike affects the movie and television business, the Grammy Awards usually sees between 10 and 20 actors appear on the show as presenters. Should actors be included in this year’s plan, they are unlikely to cross a picket line.

Writers would also likely be required to write the show’s script.

Stay tuned to NME.COM for further updates on the fate of the Grammys.

–By our New York staff.

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