Emmys delayed as writers and actors continue to strike


The message comes reported after publication that the ceremony’s host, Television Academy, wanted the show postponed to November, while its broadcaster, Fox, was aiming for a January broadcast date.

Due to the postponement, it’s unclear when the ceremony will take place. It originally aired on September 18.

HuffPost has reached out to both Television Academy and Fox for comment.

The Emmys delay comes amid the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes as union members striking at the same time seek a settlement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents studios like Amazon, Disney and Netflix.

The WGA’s 11,500 writers began their strike on May 2, while SAG-AFTRA’s 160,000 actors began their own walkout earlier in the month. The strikes were stopped productions In recent months, unions have been demanding protections from studios using artificial intelligence and improved balance payments in the streaming age.

The delay in the Primetime Emmys will also cause the Creative Arts Emmys, which were scheduled for September 9th and 10th, to be postponed.

The postponement is the ceremony’s first since 2001, when the Emmys were postponed following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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