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Hollywood strikes disrupt much anticipated Emmy awards date

The 75th Emmy Awards has been postponed amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

The awards ceremony, which was originally scheduled to air on September 18, on Fox, will now be rescheduled for a later date.

It will be recalled that the strikes began in May and have so far disrupted productions on a number of television shows and films.

The unions are demanding a better pay, especially residuals from streaming services.The writers also requested a guarantee that Artificial Intelligence will only be used for research purposes and not a total replacement for their services.

In response to their demands, the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television producers ( AMPTP) revealed that it had offered “historic” pay rises and a “groundbreaking AI proposal” to actors, who had chosen “a path that will lead to financial hardship for countless thousands of people who depend on the industry.”

Meanwhile, the postponement of the Emmy Awards has been described by industry watchers as a major blow to the Hollywood awards season. The Emmys are one of the most prestigious awards in the television industry, and their absence will leave a void in the Fall schedule.

It is unclear how long the strikes will last, and it is possible that the Emmy Awards could be further postponed or even canceled altogether. However, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have both said that they are committed to reaching a fair deal with the studios, and they hope that the awards ceremony can be held in January 2024.

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