Friday, 11 August 2023

Primetime Emmy Awards Shift To 2024 Amid Strikes

 The Primetime Emmy Awards and the Creative Arts ceremony are the latest productions impacted by the dual Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes.

The 75th Emmy Awards has been moved from its usual spot in September to next January and will be held at the newly renamed Peacock Theater at LA Live, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is the first time it has moved since 2001, following the terrorist attacks on September 11 of that year Variety noted.

The pre-taped Creative Arts ceremonies will also be moved until next year because of the ongoing labor strike with the writers and actors unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The shows will take place Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7 at LA Live, with an edited presentation that will air on Saturday, January 13 on FXX.

Some reportedly hoped that moving the ceremonies until November would be a long enough delay, but others feared it wouldn’t, noting that negotiations are not going well. The AMPTP has only met once with the writers in the 101 days since the strike began after the collective of studios did not approve a new contract with increased minimum compensation and larger contributions to benefits, THR noted. Things have been even worse between SAG-AFTRA and the trade association that represents the studios, with complete radio silence since the group voted to strike in July.

The move to January for both shows will make for a busy month, with the 2024 Golden Globes currently scheduled for January 7, along with the Critics Choice Awards, which are slated for the 14th, Variety noted. There is no word yet on the conflict of dates. The Academy Awards are currently still set to take place on March 10, 2024.


The actor’s union voted unanimously last month to join the WGA strike, effectively shutting down Hollywood, THR noted. The strike means “all scripted series” will shut down, and productions on TV shows and movies must stop until an agreement can be reached, as previously reported.

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