The Hollywood writer’s strike may be close to ending, but Vanity Fair has canceled its famed 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,” the magazine said in a statement on its Web site. “We want to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and we look forward to hosting our 15th Oscar party next year.”

The timing of the cancellation raised eyebrows, as close watchers of theWriters’ Guild of America strike – enacted more than 90 days ago – have come to believe in recent days that a resolution could be close.

In mid-December, editor in chief Graydon Carter told WWD of the party, “We’re going ahead as planned, although we have made provisions for a shorter than usual ceremony. Since it’s all hypothetical at the moment, it’s difficult to comment further.”

For further coverage, see Wednesday’s WWD.

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