Looks like the writers strike might end this today, but some people aren’t holding their breath. If the deals goes through, and the writers get the percentage cut from redistribution of TV and movie material over the Internet, then we might see the Academy Awards after all. It was feared we might not see them after writers and sympathetic actors have said that if the union and studios do not reach a deal, the union might call for a picket of Hollywood’s most glamorous gala. —JS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The now 3-month-old Hollywood writers strike could enter its final chapter Saturday when guild members gather in Los Angeles and New York to consider a proposed contract.

If writers respond favorably, the walkout that has devastated the entertainment industry could end as soon as Monday. Writers were wavering between hope and skepticism as they prepared to learn details of the deal for the first time.

“The feeling is relief and optimism and excitement,” said Hilary Winston, a writer for the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl.”

Still, she couldn’t shake her lingering anxiety.

“I hope this deal made this three months worth it,” she said.

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