Emmy Awards 2023 Delayed Amid Hollywood Strikes

Emmy Awards statue outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live. From the Emmys on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Shutterstock)

The 75th Emmy Awards, originally scheduled to air on Sept. 18, have been postponed due to the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA.

Variety was the first outlet to report the decision on Thursday, saying vendors involved with the Emmys have already been informed of the delay.

Fox, the network set to broadcast the ceremony, is expected to issue a formal announcement soon, according to the LA Times.

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The WGA has been on strike since May 2, with actors represented by SAG-AFTRA joining the picket line on July 14.

Both unions are seeking improved residual payments for streaming and safeguards against the use of artificial intelligence in the industry.

While the dual strikes are ongoing, union rules prevent actors and writers from promoting their shows or movies, and writers cannot work on new material — leaving the Emmys host and presenters without scripted monologues and jokes.

Fox executives had previously stated that the network would not proceed with the program if either of the guilds were still on strike at the end of July.

Without the participation of actors and writers, the network has no way of moving forward with the ceremony, as it heavily relies on talent to present the awards.

This marks the first time since 2001 that the Emmy Awards telecast has been postponed. In 2001, the ceremony was delayed after the September 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The show was eventually presented seven weeks later in November.

A date for the show will be announced later.

The announcement of a host for the  Emmys is also still pending, but Jesse Collins Entertainment has been named as the producer of the event.