Oscars still on, but one party falls victim to strike

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The Oscars are still happening, so the producers say, but the writers strike has inflicted some small damage: One of the night's hottest parties has been canceled in support of striking writers.

Vanity Fair magazine announced it has cancelled its annual Academy Awards party.

"After much consideration, and in support of the writers and everyone else affected by this strike, we have decided that this is not the appropriate year to hold our annual Oscar party," reads a statement posted on the magazine's Web site.. "We want to congratulate all of this year's nominees and we look forward to hosting our 15th Oscar party next year."

Often, the Vanity Fair party is studded with more stars than the ceremony itself.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter said in a statement: "Inasmuch as Vanity Fair is a collection of writers, photographers and artists, we do feel ourselves in aligned solidarity with the writers, directors and actors in the film business."

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