Daytime Emmys postponed for indefinite time | BREAKING NEWS
The Daytime Emmy Awards are just around the corner but it looks like we won’t be getting to see them after all. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences just announced that the award ceremony was postponed for some other time. WGA strike seems to be the reason. Is this true? If you are curious about the reason behind it, make sure to read till the end.
Delayed and Disrupted: Daytime Emmy Awards Hit by the WGA strike
The Writers Guild of America which represents over 11000 writers started their strike on May 2 against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television demanding higher pay and a stable pay structure, as well as fairer deals and contracts and provisions about artificial intelligence. Many productions of several major Tv shows like The Late Night Show and Saturday Night Live have stopped airing as well.
Chris Keyser, the co-chair of the negotiating committee of WGA says, “We have reached this moment today not of our own choosing but because the companies’ assault on writer income and working conditions have pushed us to an existential brink,”
With them entering the 3rd week of strike the issues are still not settled yet which is causing a lot of problems at productions just like for the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards.
So, Sad news for the fans and everyone waiting, The Daytime Emmy Awards are going to be delayed. While the soap operas seem to have dodged a bullet, it looks like the annual awards show is in deep water! The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just dropped a major announcement.
Update: WGA strike Delays 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
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On the official Daytime Emmy Awards Instagram, the CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Adam Sharp gave out an update saying,
“The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards planned for Friday, June 16 on CBS is postponed due to the WGA [Writers Guild of America] strike. In addition, the Creative Arts Lifestyle ceremony, planned for Saturday, June 17, has been postponed pending a strike resolution. We look forward to our community gathering together as one to celebrate our Golden Anniversary and all of the talented nominees and honorees at a later day.”
Hopefully, both parties come to an agreement soon before it causes any more damage. Till then you guys can take a look at the nominees if you haven’t yet. The list was out last month on April 26 with General Hospital taking the lead with 19 nominations, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful with 14, The Young and the Restless earned 13 nods, and Days of Our Lives, a total of 11 nominations.
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