The highly anticipated 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, originally scheduled for September 18, will not be taking place as planned. A confidential source confirmed to USA TODAY that the prestigious awards show will be postponed to January 2024 due to the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes that have brought much of Hollywood to a standstill. The ceremony, organized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was set to be aired on Fox.
As of now, no new date has been announced, nor has the host for the ceremony been revealed. The decision to postpone the event comes as no surprise after Hollywood actors voted to join the writers’ strike earlier this month, leading to widespread production shutdowns across the film and television industry. In May, the Daytime Emmy Awards scheduled for June 16 in Los Angeles were also postponed due to the strikes, with no rescheduled date yet.
While the Television Academy and Fox had kept the September date as a placeholder, they have now officially informed vendors and involved parties that their services will have to be pushed to a later date.
The Emmy nominations were unveiled on July 12, just two days before the commencement of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The critically acclaimed HBO drama “Succession” dominated the nominations with 27 nods, including Best Drama.
This is the first time the Emmy Awards show has been postponed since 2001, following the tragic events of the 9/11 attacks. In that instance, the awards were presented seven weeks later in November. As the writers’ and actors’ strikes persist, the industry is grappling with the impact on production schedules and major events, and the postponement of the Emmy Awards is a significant indication of the widespread effects of the strikes on the entertainment world.
The Television Academy and Fox have not yet issued official statements regarding the delay, but the decision reflects the challenges faced by the industry in the wake of the ongoing labor disputes.
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