Susan King posted an interesting Envelope piece yesterday (11.10) about the impact of the writer’s strike upon the various awards show, if and when it continues into January and February — the Oscars, Golden Globes, DGA and WGA awards and Film Independent Spirit Awards. The patter on some of these shows is bad enough as it is (the Globes especially) but can you imagine how grotesque these shows will seem without guild writers chipping in at least an occasional decent joke? This more than anything other presentation issue should force a settlement before New Year’s Day or soon after.