Show Some Love: Last Week's Writers Guild Awards
Hollywood can have problems giving credit where credit is due. Ideas get stolen, supporting actors go unnoticed, and many times the writers who make up the foundation of the entertainment industry never get the limelight in the way that they should. That is, until they decide to go on strike, or a blonde bombshell declares them unfit for accolades. So it should be a source of honor and pride for these men and women when, once a year, they are truly recognized and heralded for their achievements. This is the Writers Guild of America Awards.
The tagline reads: 'Awarding Excellence in Writing', so it's surprising, then, to see so many beautiful people. This may not be the Oscars or the Grammys, but as the red carpet snakes around itself inside the luxurious Hyatt Regency in Century City, people on both sides of the velvet ropes are dressed to the nines, including one well-endowed television reporter billowing out of a brown cocktail dress that looked to be a sexy cross between Bjork's famous swan gown and a brown goose gone through a US Airways engine. But SEXY. Even Rainn Wilson, The famous Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, has a joke for it.
"Hey, US Airways crew...what about the geese?!" he cries, before earnestly adding: "I actually met Sully at the Super Bowl...Those people are legitimate heroes. Actually, That's a great tie-in for the cast of Heroes. SLAM DUNK." Not two hours later, Rainn himself would take one to the hoop over Jimmy Kimmel in the wacky category of COMEDY/VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS for his work hosting the Independent Spirit Awards. In one of the more hilariously questionable moves of the evening, the award was presented by Sarah Silverman, longtime girlfriend to runner-up Kimmel. She of course recognized this before opening the envelope, and seemed more than a bit put-off when her beau didn't win in the small 2-nominee category, but took it all in stride.