The WGA strike is officially over â€” Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood has the official statements from both sides.
In the wake of the three-month battle, everyone’s struggling to determine who, exactly, won. New York‘s Vulture blog points out a few of the judgments â€” Variety criticizes the writers, David Carr at the New York Times calls it more of a win on princip
alle than in practicalities â€” while Patrick Goldstein at the LA Times divides up the winners and losers, among the latter the Golden Globes and its neglected prizewinners. Meanwhile, John Doyle at the Globe and Mail argues that, despite the claims of some, the ending of the strike had nothing to do with a joint desire to save a certain major movie award ceremony, and that TV was the real driver: "The mucky-mucks in Hollywood could live with a scaled down Academy Awards celebration, but they couldn’t live with the prospect of the 2007/08 TV season being thrown into chaos by the strike. No shows, no biz. Simple math."
+ STRIKE OVER: Hollywood Back To Work! (Deadline Hollywood)
+ So Who Won the Strike? (New York)
+ The WGA strike’s winners and losers (LA Times)
+ The real reason that the strike is over (Globe and Mail)