The 75th Emmy Awards will no longer take place on September 18, 2023 as previously scheduled. Instead, the Television Academy and FOX have elected to host and broadcast the event on January 15, 2024 at 8 p.m.
The decision to delay the award show is largely driven by the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. According to a report from Michael Schneider of Variety, the Television Academy originally hoped to have the awards ceremony in November. However, there are no negotiations currently scheduled between the studios and the two guilds. As a result, both FOX and the Academy elected to be more cautious and shoot for January.
The ongoing strikes may not only have an impact on this year’s Emmy Awards. According to several Hollywood insiders, the lack of shows being developed in real-time will have an effect on the slate of Emmy nominees next year as well.
“A long strike lasting into the fall is going to affect the pipeline of new shows,” Eric Deggans of NPR said.
“It’s possible next year’s Emmys won’t have nearly the amount of great shows that we have this year. So we should sit back and enjoy and celebrate this great run of nominated shows right now, because next year we might not have this many great shows to look back on.”