The 75th Emmy Awards, which were supposed to air on Fox on Monday, September 18, were postponed due to the actors' and writers' strikes, according to people familiar with the plans who are not authorized to comment. Fox is expected to announce the new date soon, which is supposed to be around January 2024, although the TV Academy is supposedly pushing for a November date.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike since May 2, while the actors represented by SAG-AFTRA officially began their strike earlier this month. Both unions are mainly looking for improved residual payments for streaming and protections against the use of artificial intelligence.
Fox executives had previously said they would not go ahead with the program if either of the guilds were still on strike at the end of July. The network is delaying this year’s show because actors and writers would most likely not attend the event, which would leave Fox without talent to perform or present the awards.
This is the first time the Emmys have been postponed since 2001. That year, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks pushed the Emmy date, initial military action in Afghanistan pushed the telecast again, that time into November. At that point, a subdued Emmy telecast took place in a smaller venue.