Daytime Emmy Awards postponed because of writers strike

Streaming HUBMay 18, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Daytime Emmy Awards have become the latest victim of the Hollywood writers’ strike.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said in a statement that the June 16 show in Los Angeles was being postponed because of the Writers Guild of America strike.

“We look forward to gathering together to celebrate all of the most talented nominees and honorees together for our Golden Anniversary and at a later date,” said Academy President and CEO Adam Sharp.

The 50th Annual Daytime Emmys, honoring soap operas and talk shows, were to be televised on CBS.

Last year, the ceremony returned to a live, in-person event for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 and 2021, the Daytime Emmys were pre-taped events.

The postponement comes as the Tony Awards, scheduled for June 11 on CBS, remain in flux after the WGA denied a strike exemption request from the show’s producers. The union said that it would not picket the show.

Recently the MTV Movie & TV Awards switched to pre-taped telecasts featuring clip packages after the union vowed to picket the live broadcast in Santa Monica. Host Drew Barrymore skips reading to honor striking writers.

The Peabody Awards canceled plans to hold an in-person ceremony on June 11. The strike also disrupted the PEN America Gala.


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