I have been asked by the Writer's Guild to join a group of far more distinguished writers than myself in live blogging the Academy Awards this Sunday evening. You can follow it on the "La Figa" blog on the FireDogLake site.
So if you have no Oscar party to attend, but still want to feel like you're watching the show with friends--then have I got the Internet-based event for you. I quote the press release:
Writers Guild of America, East's TV/Comedy Writers liveblog the Oscars on FireDogLake.com
Emmy winners and nominees are at your service!
Past and present writers from Letterman, Politically Incorrect, Best Week Ever, The Chris Rock Show, and other comedy and even news shows are liveblogging the Oscars at top progressive blog FireDogLake.com. TV's funniest and/or smartest programming is written by Writers Guild members so you know this will be an irreverent but industry smart take on the Oscars.
Writers Guild members live blogging are:
Michael Winship, WGAE President and senior writer on Bill Moyers Journal
Fred Graver, Emmy Winner and founder of iLarious, Creator of VH1's Best Week Ever, former Letterman, In Living Color & pretty much everything else you've ever seen.
John Marshall, Emmy nominated writer from The Chris Rock Show, Politically Incorrect, The Electric Company
Caissie St.Onge, Best Week Ever, The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Justin DiLauro, CBS News Promo writer (and master of brevity)
Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, two time Channey Award winner shown on Channel 101 New York
Timothy Michael Cooper, Concierge: The Series
and WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson (who's much funnier than a union leader needs to be).
The Writers Guild of America, East is doing this because 1. it's going to be entertaining and 2. to bring attention to the fact that the best writing for TV, film, radio and webseries is done by UNION members.
Join us starting at 6pm est. We’ll be covering the Oscars from the Red Carpet to the credits.