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The Emmys Are Officially Being Postponed Due to the Actor’s Strike

The Emmys Are Officially Being Postponed Due to the Actor’s Strike

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This is the first time the awards have been delayed since 2001.

We’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see how many Emmys The Last of Us and The White Lotus can take home.

According to Variety, vendors for the upcoming 75th Primetime Emmys have been told that the ceremony will not air on its originally planned date of September 18. This is the first time the Emmys will be delayed since 2001, when the 9/11 terrorist attacks pushed the Emmy date, and then the invasion of Afghanistan pushed it again.

This news isn’t unexpected, as many predicted the awards would be delayed due to the writers' and actors' strikes both happening, and studios standing firm on their decisions to not pay writers and actors fairly.

Originally, the Emmys were supposed to take place September 18, however, as September gets closer, organizers have started informing producers and vendors that their services will not be needed until a later time.

While a new date isn’t officially set, Variety previously reported that the Television Academy and Fox have been talking about two potential dates to push the award show to: either November, or January.

The Academy reportedly is looking to shift the awards to November, when it aired in 2001 following delays. Fox, however, would like to push it to January.

Nominations for the 75th Emmys were announced on July 12, less than two days before the SAG-AFTRA strike began. That means that the voting period, normally when actors and writers would promote their nominated projects, will take place without that promotion.

Many of this year’s most-nominated shows heavily featured LGBTQ+ characters and storylines. Ted Lasso, Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, The Last of Us, The White Lotus, and Yellowjackets all scored several nominations.

Out actors like Bella Ramsey, Murray Bartlett, Aubrey Plaza, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nathan Lane, and Cherry Jones are also nominated for Emmys this year. Hopefully, the studios will give writers and actors a fair deal soon so we can see them take home their trophies.

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