Emmy Awards Postponed Until January As Writers, Actors Continue Strikes

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The awards show, which had been set to air on Sept. 18, will now take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day live on Fox starting at 8 p.m. EST, the network and the ceremony’s presenter, the Television Academy, announced on Thursday.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which had been set to take place on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, will be postponed until the weekend prior to the Primetime Emmys and are now scheduled for Jan. 13 on FXX.

Emmys organizers said earlier they hoped a postponement would allow Hollywood studios time to settle the strikes.

Over 160,000 actors represented by SAG-AFTRA, as well 11,500 film and TV writers with the Writers Guild of America, continue striking over issues that include pay, working conditions and the use of artificial intelligence. (HuffPost’s unionized staff members, represented by the Writers Guild of America East, are not involved in the dispute.)