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Actors' and writers' strikes will lead the Emmy Awards to be postponed

 In the hopes that the labor problems would be resolved, the event, which was initially scheduled for September 18, could be postponed until January.

Actors' and writers' strikes will lead the Emmy Awards to be postponed
The last time the Emmys were delayed was in 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images

Liberty CNN, The effects of the Hollywood writers' and actors' strikes are still being felt.

According to a source informed of the arrangements, the 75th Emmy Awards would be postponed due to the strikes. The ceremony, which was initially scheduled on September 18, has not yet been given a new date but will probably take place in January, the source added.

The Hollywood studios should have ample time to resolve the labor problems, according to the Emmy organizers. Within the next several weeks, a new date will be decided.

The New York Times reported last month that Fox, which is hosting this year's ceremony, and the Television Academy, which oversees the Emmys, had come to the decision that it would be necessary to postpone the event if the writers' strike persisted through the end of July. The authors have now been on strike for 88 days, and since discussions with the big Hollywood studios broke down in early May, they have not gone back to the negotiating table.

The Emmys celebration in September was all but dead by the time tens of thousands of actors joined the writers on picket lines and went on strike on July 14.

One of the largest events that will be rescheduled as a result of the labor disputes is the one that has been postponed. After the terrorist events on September 11, 2001, the Emmys were last moved from its customary August or September date. The catastrophe finally occurred in November of that year.

The Television Academy and Fox set a deadline for late July to decide whether to postpone the Emmys since it is a huge endeavor. It was previously announced by Variety that the Emmys will be moved.

This month, the Emmy Award nominees were revealed. HBO, which had the most nominations of any network and had four nominations in the best drama category with "Succession," "The White Lotus," "The Last of Us," and "House of the Dragon," made history by being the first network to do so in 31 years. Ted Lasso, a two-time winner in the comedy categories, will have competition from programs like "The Bear" and "Abbott Elementary."