The ongoing writer and actor strikes in Hollywood could cause a postponement of the 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards.

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By Dipak Jaiswal             28 July 2023

This would be the first postponement or cancellation of the Emmys since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Past challenges like influenza pandemics have caused delays or cancellations, but virtual ceremonies have been held as scheduled.

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The Emmy Awards were initially scheduled to take place on September 18 in Los Angeles.

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Vendors are upset about the delay, and both the TV Academy and Fox, the broadcaster, have told vendors about it and how it would affect the entertainment industry.

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Even the daytime Emmy Awards have been affected, with their schedule being delayed accordingly.

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Fox made the difficult decision to postpone the event, likely not undertaking it lightly.

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The prospect of relocating the primetime Emmy Awards to January to give the strikes more time to end is one that has been floated as a potential rescheduling option.

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Postponing movie releases highlights the widespread and severe ramifications of ongoing strikes, impacting not just television networks

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but also movie studios like Disney who may wish to postpone movie releases in order to alleviate their negative effect.

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