The Emmy Awards ceremony has been postponed for nearly four months, organizers said Thursday, as devastating strikes by Hollywood actors and writers continue with no resolution in sight.
And Fox and the Academy TV station wrote in a statement that the Oscars were scheduled to be held on television next September, but now they will be held in mid-January next year.
“We are excited to announce that the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will now begin Monday, January 15, 2024,” a Fox spokesperson said.
The Emmys is the most significant entertainment event to date that has been postponed due to the industry’s first Hollywood outing by both actors and writers in more than 60 years.
The last time the Emmys were delayed was in 2001, when the ceremony was postponed in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Due to the ongoing casting strike, A-list stars and nominees will not currently be allowed to attend the Emmys — a development that would be disastrous for television ratings.
Writers will also not be allowed to write monologues or jokes for the telecast host and presenters.
The long delay is intended to allow time for the two parties to resolve their differences.
The different parties have rarely spoken through any official channels since the writers’ strike began 100 days ago.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) negotiators are set to finally get back to the negotiating table with the studios on Friday.
The much larger Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) began its strike last month, and has yet to resume talks with studios.
Both unions demand better wages, and a guarantee that AI won’t steal their jobs and income, among other demands.
Reports of the Amy being postponed have been circulating in recent weeks, but so far the postponement has not been confirmed, and no new date has been announced.
It’s mid-January, and the Emmy Awards land in the middle of the busy Hollywood Film Awards season.
The Emmys — scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr., a US federal holiday — will take place one week after the Golden Globes, and just 24 hours after the Critics’ Choice Awards.
The Oscar nominations will be announced a week later, with the Academy Awards ceremony set for March 10.
– Impasse –
The Hollywood strikes essentially shut down all film and television productions in the United States, with limited exceptions such as reality shows and game shows.
SAG-AFTRA and WGA members are prohibited from promoting their films and series.
Union demands focused on diminishing wages in the age of broadcasting, and the threat artificial intelligence posed to their future careers and livelihoods.
Writers and actors say studios have been systematically undercutting their salaries for years, making it impossible for all but the highest ranks to earn a living.
They contend that the advent of streaming platforms – which generally do not disclose viewing figures – has prevented them from getting huge paychecks when they create global hits.
Meanwhile, the nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last month, just hours before talks broke down between the studios and SAG-AFTRA.
Succession, the HBO drama about a super-rich family fighting for control of a sinister media empire, led the nominations with a whopping 27 nods, including best drama.
“The Last of Us” became the first live-action video game to earn 24 nominations, while the satire “The White Lotus” earned 23 nominations.