The 75th Annual Emmy Awards will not take place on Sept. 18 as scheduled.
A person unauthorized to speak publicly about the situation confirmed to USA TODAY that the awards show will be postponed to January 2024 due to the dual writers’ and actors’ strikes that have largely put Hollywood on pause. The ceremony is hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and will air on Fox.
A new date, as well as a host for the ceremony, are yet to be announced.
The news was not a surprise after Hollywood actors voted to strike earlier this month, joining already-striking writers. The move has shut down the production on countless movies and TV shows. The Daytime Emmy Awards set for June 16 in Los Angeles were postponed in May due to the strike and have not set a new date.
But the Emmys’ September date was kept as a placeholder by the Television Academy and Fox until now.
USA TODAY reached out to the Television Academy and Fox for official comment. An academy representative declined to comment.
Variety reported Thursday that with two months to go before the show, vendors and other involved parties were officially told that their services would have to be pushed to a later date.
Emmy nominations were announced July 12, less than 48 hours before the SAG-AFTRA strike began. The HBO drama “Succession” topped the nominations following its final season with 27 nominations, including best drama. The Tony Awards took place in June with a slightly reworked ceremony.
The Emmys move marks the first time that the TV awards show has been postponed since 2001 following the 9/11 attacks. The awards were presented seven weeks later in November.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Emmy Awards 2023 postponed to January due to Hollywood writer’s strike
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