For the first time in two decades, the Emmy Awards have been postponed, EW has learned. In 2001, the ceremony was delayed two months in the wake of the 9/11 attacks; this year, it’s because of the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Neither the Television Academy nor Fox, which will broadcast the 75th Emmys, have made an official announcement, but Variety reported earlier Thursday that vendors had been told the awards would no longer be happening on Sept. 18 as planned.
With no immediate end in sight to the contract disputes between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and both the writers’ and actors’ guilds, it’s too early to know when it might be possible to reschedule the awards, though some trades are reporting that Fox is hoping for November, while the Academy thinks more time will be needed and is eyeing January 2024.
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The Television Academy confirmed last week that the Phase 2 schedule, including the final voting window from Aug. 17 to Aug. 28, will remain unchanged. Campaigns, however, will look very different from years past as current guidelines put in place by SAG-AFTRA and the WGA prohibit nominated actors and writers from participating in interviews while on strike.