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Emmy Awards Delayed Amidst Actors’ and Writers’ Strikes

Aftershocks from the Hollywood actor and writer strikes keep coming.

A source familiar with the situation has confirmed that the strikes will force the 75th Emmy Awards to be rescheduled. The new date for the ceremony is unknown at this time but is expected to occur in January, the source added.

That should be ample time for the Hollywood studios to resolve their labour problems, according to Emmy organisers. In the next weeks, a new date will be set in stone.

The New York Times reported last month that if the writers’ strike lasted until the end of July, Fox, the event’s broadcaster, and the Television Academy, which administers the Emmys, would have to postpone the event. Since early May, when discussions between the writers’ union and the big Hollywood studios broke down, the writers have been on strike.

The Emmys event scheduled for September was all but dead by the time tens of thousands of performers joined the writers on picket lines and went on strike on July 14.

This is one of the largest events that will have to be postponed due to the ongoing labour disputes. After the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Emmys were postponed from their usual dates in August or September. In that year, the date was settled upon as November.

The Television Academy and Fox gave themselves until late July to decide whether or not to postpone this year’s Emmys. The Emmys have been postponed, as previously reported by Variety.

This month, the Emmy Award nominations were released. With nominations for “Succession,” “The White Lotus,” “The Last of Us,” and “House of the Dragon,” HBO topped all other networks and became the first to get four nods in the best drama category in 31 years. There will be stiff competition in the comedy categories, with previous winners “Ted Lasso” and “Abbott Elementary” going up against newer productions like “The Bear.”

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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