Emmys Delayed As Hollywood Writers, Actors Continue Striking For Better Conditions: Report

Vendors were told the Primetime Emmy Awards will not air in September, Variety reported.

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards have reportedly been postponed as Hollywood writers and actors continue striking for better wages and conditions in the streaming era.

Vendors serving the telecast were informed it will not air on Sept. 18 as originally planned, Variety reported without naming its sources. The ceremony’s presenter, the Television Academy, is looking to move the show to November, while its broadcaster, Fox, is eyeing an airdate in January, according to Variety.

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

The delay comes as members of SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America continue to strike while their unions seek an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents studios such as Amazon, Disney and Netflix.

The WGA’s 11,500 writers began their strike on May 2, while SAG-AFTRA’s 160,000 actors kicked off their own work stoppage earlier this month. Strikes have shut down productions in recent months as the unions seek protections from studios on the use of artificial intelligence, improved residual payments in the streaming era, and stronger work guarantees for writers, among other demands.

The Primetime Emmys delay is also set to push back the Creative Arts Emmys, which were scheduled to occur on Sept. 9 and 10, according to Variety.

The postponement is the first for the ceremony since 2001, when the Emmys were delayed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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