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Reports Indicate Emmys Postponed Amid Ongoing Industrial Action

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Emmy Awards Postponement

The Primetime Emmy Awards, initially set for September 18th, will not take place as scheduled, as per a Variety report. The popular entertainment news outlet reported on Thursday that the gala event is being postponed due to the ongoing strikes by writers and actors which have led to a standstill in Hollywood productions and promotions. While the TV Academy has not yet revealed a rescheduled date, earlier Variety reports hint at Fox, the event’s broadcast partner, tentatively aiming for January 2024. HBO’s Succession is this year’s leading contender with 27 nominations, and The Last of Us, the adaptation of the famous video game, broke records with an impressive 24 nominations.

The strikes began with writers in early May, and actors joined the action this month. Both parties express concern over the burgeoning role of artificial intelligence in the industry: they fear that an increasing reliance on AI-generated content could negatively impact their livelihoods in the notoriously tough entertainment industry. A striking revelation was that studios had proposed a “revolutionary AI proposal” to pay actors for a single day’s work to perpetually use their digital likeness. The rapid advancement of generative AI, faster than anticipated by most, now threatens to upend the careers of content creators, both within and outside Hollywood.

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Though The Last of Us has set a benchmark for video game adaptations, earning acting nominations for Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, the third season of Disney’s The Mandalorian garnered nine nominations. Concurrently, Andor received eight nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series. The series, featuring Diego Luna as spy Cassian Andor, traces the prequel events leading up to the Rebel Alliance’s rise against the Galactic Empire in the 2016 film Rogue One. Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi garnered an additional five nominations, including one for Best Limited or Anthology Series.

Nominees for Outstanding Drama Series, aside from The Last of Us and Andor, are Better Call Saul, House of the Dragon, Succession, The White Lotus, and Yellowjackets.


Apple TV+ also saw significant recognition with a total of 52 nominations. Among them, Ted Lasso is vying for Best Comedy Series as part of its 21 nominations, with Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Phil Dunster nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively. Apple’s intriguing sci-fi series Silo arrived too late for this year’s consideration, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see it spotlighted in the 2024 nominations.

In other news, Amazon’s grand venture The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power obtained six nominations, primarily in technical categories. Netflix’s Stranger Things also received six, while Peacock’s Poker Face secured four and Star Trek: Picard got two for makeup. Among all platforms, HBO earned the highest number of nominations with 127, and among streaming-only platforms, Netflix led the pack with 103, followed by Apple (52) and Amazon (46).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Emmy Awards Postponement

Why have the Emmy Awards been postponed?

The Emmy Awards have been postponed due to ongoing strikes by writers and actors in Hollywood. These strikes have led to a halt in Hollywood productions and promotions, affecting the scheduled event.

When will the postponed Emmy Awards take place?

The TV Academy hasn’t yet announced a new date for the Emmy Awards. However, according to a report by Variety, the broadcast partner Fox is tentatively planning to conduct the ceremony in January 2024.

What is the main concern of writers and actors who are currently on strike in Hollywood?

Writers and actors are concerned about the growing use of artificial intelligence in the film industry. They fear that the increased use of AI-generated content could significantly reduce human involvement and impact their livelihoods in the highly competitive entertainment industry.

Which shows lead the nominations for the Emmy Awards?

HBO’s Succession leads this year’s Emmy nominations with 27, while the video game adaptation The Last of Us has received an impressive 24 nominations.

Which platforms received the most nominations for the Emmy Awards?

HBO leads all platforms with 127 nominations. Among streaming-only platforms, Netflix has the most nominations with 103, followed by Apple TV+ with 52, and Amazon with 46.

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MovieFreak101 July 29, 2023 - 12:42 am

Can’t believe they’re pushing the Emmys back. was looking forward to it this year! these strikes r getting out of hand!

AIWatchdog July 29, 2023 - 1:29 am

This is exactly what I was afraid of with AI. Paying actors for just one day to use their likeness forever? Sounds super sketchy.

BingeMaster July 29, 2023 - 8:21 am

So many good shows this year, tough competition. Can’t wait to see who wins. Or well, whenever they decide to do it!

SarahLovesTV July 29, 2023 - 8:35 am

so disappointed, wanted to see if Succession wins big. Guess we’ll have to wait till next year 🙁

EmmyPredictor July 29, 2023 - 8:56 am

Smart money’s on Succession, just sayin’. But The Last of Us has a strong chance, groundbreaking stuff right there.

TechFanatic July 29, 2023 - 11:18 am

Wow, AI is really shaking things up. might not be the best for writers n actors but the future seems pretty exciting!


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