Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Who'll scab?

Nominees react to Oscar announcement

Amy Ryan, Tony Gilroy and the object of my virtual affection, Viggo Mortenson are unequivocal in their support of striking writers and will not cross a picket line.

"That's a no-brainer. Actors need writers. You know scripts don't write themselves. I'm here because this part is so well-written." — Supporting actress nominee Amy Ryan, on why she won't attend the Oscars ceremony if writers are still on strike.

"I would never cross a picket line ever. I couldn't. I'm a 20-year member of the Writers Guild. I think whatever they work out is going to be one way or the other but, no, I could never cross a picket line. I think there's a lot of people who feel that way." — Tony Gilroy, nominated for best director for "Michael Clayton."

"No, if there's a strike I will not go but I have a feeling they'll solve it. I hope they do. I'm sure my mom would like to see me on TV and so forth, but if there's a strike I'm not crossing the line." — Viggo Mortensen, nominated for best actor for "Eastern Promises."

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