Emmy Awards 2023 Event Deferred Due To Hollywood Actors & Writers’ Sit-down

This year’s edition of Emmy Awards, which had been scheduled to take place in September, has been held off due to Hollywood strikes.

Members of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild are protesting in the biggest strike for 60 years.

It implies those in the unions can’t work or do any publicity, so can’t appear at awards shows.

A new date for the 2023 event has not been confirmed, but organisers want to wait until an agreement has been reached with TV companies.

An Emmy is the most prestigious US prize in television, with Succession, The Last of Us, The White Lotus and Ted Lasso leading this year’s nominees.

The WGA and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) are currently trying to negotiate with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over several issues, including the use of Artificial Intelligence in productions and a fair split of profits in the age of streaming.

The 75th Emmy Awards were originally scheduled for 18 September but could have played out to an empty room with no host.

WGA writers are also often employed to write material for hosts and presenters too, meaning it is almost impossible for a show to go ahead.

This is the first time the Emmys have been postponed in more than 20 years – the last time was in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Voting for the awards is still set to go ahead in the coming weeks, but whether the awards will be handed out remains to be seen.

The Creative Arts Emmys are also likely to be deferred from early September, which celebrate creative and technical accomplishments in television.

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu
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