Emmys delay is looming

With strikes gripping Hollywood, hopes for a September awards ceremony are fading fast.

No surprises here, but the Emmy Awards are now extremely unlikely to be held on their intended date of September 18, given the dual WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Variety reports vendors, producers and others involved with the event have been informed now that their services will need to be pushed.

This will mark the first time since 2001 the Emmys have been pushed back, the last time following 9/11 attacks.

Variety has previously reported that while the TV Academy had been pushing for a November date, broadcaster FOX is aiming to air the show in January 2024, which puts it smack bang in the middle of awards season.

With no end in sight for the strikes, January is looking more logical.

“Like the rest of the industry, we hope there will be an equitable and timely resolution for all parties in the current guild negotiations. We continue to monitor the situation closely with our partners at FOX and will advise if and when there is an update available,” the TV Academy said last week in a statement.

A host for the event is yet to be announced.

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