First major Hollywood awards ceremony official delay confirmed
They didn't officially say it was because of the actor and writer strike... but it was pretty much because of the actor and writer strike.
The impact of the Writers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild strikes continue to be felt, with the first of Hollywood's major awards ceremonies officially confirmed to be pushed by a full four months.
The Emmys is to TV what the Grammys is to music, the Oscars is to movies, and the Tonys is to stage theatre, and this year's ceremony originally scheduled to take place on Monday 18 September this year. However, the 2023 Emmys will actually now take place in 2024 instead.
The official statement on the delay of the Emmy Awards, which doesn't actually state the strikes - or, in fact, any reason - for the massive delay, is as follows:
"The Television Academy and FOX today jointly announced that the telecast of the 75th Emmy Awards will air on Monday, January 15, 2024.
"As the Emmy Awards celebrates its 75th Anniversary, the show will broadcast Live coast-to-coast from the Peacock Theatre at LA Live and will honour the talented performers, writers, directors and craftspeople whose work has entertained, inspired and connected viewers across the globe throughout the past year. The Emmy Awards will be executive-produced by Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
"The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place at the Peacock Theatre at LA Live over two consecutive nights on Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7, 2024. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, January 13, 2024."
With this delay now in place, we'll have to wait and see if/how it could impact similarly big awards dates around the same time, including the Golden Globes ceremony (Jan 7), the Academy Award nominations announcements (Jan 23), the SAG Awards (Feb 24), and Oscars night itself (Mar 10).
Last week, we reported that the strikes were directly impacting the originally scheduled release dates for some of the biggest blockbusters to come out of Hollywood in the remainder of 2023 (more on that here), with many of those titles also pushed back to 2024, or simply removed from release slates entirely.
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