Emmy Awards Postponed For The First Time Since 9/11 Over Hollywood Strike

For the first time since the tragic 9/11 attacks in 2001, the 2023 Emmy Awards are being postponed. The iconic awards have been pushed back from their intended date primarily because of the strikes by actors and writers.

Due to the ongoing strike that has rocked Hollywood, many in the film industry could not promote their work. 

As per a report in Variety published on Thursday (27 July), The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards event will not be telecast on September 18 as previously announced per sources.

As per reports, Fox will likely announce that the Emmys will be rescheduled to January 2024.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for January 2024, but it will only happen if an agreement is reached between the studios and guilds before that time.

This is the first instance of the Emmys being postponed since 2001 when the ceremony was delayed until November due to the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent military response.

Hollywood experienced a significant shutdown this month as the actors’ guild members joined the writers in a strike, advocating for a more equitable deal. The SAG-AFTRA strike, which involves 150,000 television and movie actors, commenced on July 13 at midnight.

Since May, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike.

This marks the first instance since 1960 when actors and writers have picketed film and television production companies.

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The unions’ main concerns revolve around ensuring contracts keep up with inflation, securing fair residual payments in the streaming era, and safeguarding against the potential threat of AI being used to create and replace their likenesses.

Numerous Hollywood stars, including Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon, have supported the strikes and participated in picket lines.


Dwayne Johnson reportedly donated a significant amount of money, in the millions, to The Screen Actors Guild to aid members through the union’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program.

The nominees for the 2023 Emmys were announced just before actors joined the writers’ strike. 

HBO shows Succession, The Last of Us, and The White Lotus led the nominations.

Succession achieved a historic milestone in the nominations, with its stars Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong competing against each other in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category. This marks the most nominated actors from the same show in this category.

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