2008 opens with change in the air.
quivers under the clout of a potentially drastic change to the industry with an
ongoing Writer’s Guild strike. Studios face a future filled with gaps as
scripts become more sparse and projects face delays. Networks cope with the
prospect that high-profile awards ceremonies will get shortchanged by the
absence of important figures. And yours truly has settled back into a groove he
had not expected to return to when he gave it up over five years ago: sifting
through heaps of awards hoopla in order to come up with a fairly accurate
prediction of what the envelopes might contain when the Oscar nominations are
announced this Tuesday morning.