This year's Emmy Awards, intially scheduled for 18 September, has now been postponed to 15 January amid the dual writers' and actors' strike. The 75th edition will be held in Los Angeles, airing at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and broadcasting live on Fox and from the Peacock Theater at LA Live.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will go on as scheduled earlier that month and span two consecutive nights, starting 6 January, and will air13 January at 8 p.m. on FXX. The Daytime Emmy Awards set for June 16 in Los Angeles were postponed in May due to the strike and have not set a new date. Emmy voting will still take place as scheduled 18-28 August, and the ballots will be turned in almost five months before the winners are revealed.
The news comes amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, during which members of the Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild are forbidden from attending awards shows. The lack of attendance would have made a Emmy ceremony impossible without any of the acting or writing nominees, and without stars to serve as presenters. A host has not yet been announced for the upcoming event in January.
IEmmy nominations were unveiled 12 July, less than 48 hours before the SAG-AFTRA strike kicked off. The Max drama "Succession" led the ranks for the nominations following its final season with 27 nominations, including best drama. While the Television Academy had reportedly expressed interest in an earlier air date, perhaps in November, Fox opted for January as the first date that made sense for its primetime schedule. The network airs the Emmys every four years as part of a rotation with ABC, CBS and NBC. The January date puts the Emmys in the middle of a month that will be crowded with other events, including the Golden Globe Awards 7 January the Critics Choice Awards 14 January and the Sundance Film Festival 18-24 January. It also puts the Emmys in the unenviable position of giving out awards for shows that aired between 1 June, 2022 and 31 May 2023.