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Daytime Emmys postponed due to writers’ strike


The Daytime Emmy Awards have become the latest victim of the Hollywood writers’ strike

LOS ANGELES– The Daytime Emmy Awards have become the latest casualty of the Hollywood writers’ strike.

The show scheduled for June 16 in Los Angeles is postponed due to the strike of the Writers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a statement.

“We look forward to our community coming together to celebrate our golden anniversary and all of the talented nominees and winners at a later date,” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO of the Academy.

The 50th annual Daytime Emmys honoring soap operas and talk shows was to be televised on CBS.

Last year, the ceremony returned to a live, in-person event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In 2020 and 2021, the Daytime Emmys were pre-registered events.

The postponement comes as the Tony Awards, scheduled for June 11 on CBS, remain in motion after the WGA rejected a strike waiver request from the show’s producers. The union said it would not picket the show.

The recent MTV movie & TV Awards switched to a pre-recorded TV show featuring clip packages after the union promised to picket the live broadcast which was to take place in Santa Monica. Host Drew Barrymore dropped out to honor striking writers.

The Peabody Awards have dropped plans to hold an in-person ceremony on June 11. The strike also disrupted the PEN America gala.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.