- The 2023 Emmy Awards will no longer take place on their usual September airdate.
- The ceremony was scheduled to air on Sept. 18 on Fox, but a new date is yet to be determined.
- Actors and writers continue their strikes against media conglomerates, leading to the postponement.
- Both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America are in talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
- Postponement is the first for the Emmy Awards in over two decades.
The 75th annual Emmy Awards, originally set to air on September 18, have been postponed due to the ongoing strikes by actors and writers against media conglomerates. The Television Academy and Fox, the broadcaster for the event, are in discussions to determine a new date for the ceremony, but the original date and month are no longer under consideration.
If the ceremony had proceeded as initially planned, it would have faced challenges with attendance, as SAG-AFTRA’s strike rules prohibit actors from doing publicity for work made by struck companies. Since sixteen out of the 25 awards given during the 2022 Emmy telecast went to actors or writers, an awards show under these circumstances would likely have been impacted.
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This marks the first time in over two decades that the Emmy Awards have been postponed. The last time was in 2001 when the Television Academy and CBS pushed back the ceremony following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, rescheduling it for early November of the same year.
While the postponement has been announced, phase two voting for the Emmy Awards is proceeding as originally planned. TV Academy members will still vote on the nominees starting from August 17. However, whether the 2023 Emmys will be handed out in the same year remains uncertain at this moment.