The 50th Daytime Emmys and the Creative Arts and Lifestyle ceremony have been postponed due to the ongoing strike between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.
“The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards scheduled for Friday, June 16 on CBS is postponed due to the WGA strike. In addition, the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, June 17, has been postponed pending a strike resolution. We look forward to our community coming together to celebrate our Golden Anniversary and all the talented nominees and honorees at a later date,” Adam Sharp, president and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said in a statement Tuesday. .
The news comes after the Tony Awards, scheduled for June 11 on CBS, change its format this year to prevent high-profile writers from snatching the show. The Peabody Awards have also been hit, canceling the June 11 in-person ceremony — which would have been the first since the COVID-19 pandemic — due to uncertainty amid the writers’ strike that began May 2.
NATAS announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Daytime Emmys in April and plans to broadcast the awards on CBS and Paramount+, with the Creative Arts & Lifestyle awards on their own streaming platform the following day. The Daytime Emmys were about to celebrate their 50th anniversary and recognize some of TV’s longest-running shows, including General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, Dr. Phil And RachelRay. General Hospital led the nominees with 19, with The Kelly Clarkson Show garnering the most for its genre with 11.
The writers’ strike began on May 2 when the AMPTP, representing studios and streamers, walked away from the negotiating table with the WGA over issues such as viewer streaming, residuals, the use of AI and the growing practice of mini-rooms. The AMPTP is currently negotiating with the Directors Guild of America as the contract, along with the actor’s division, SAG-AFTRA, expires on June 30. The WGA and AMPTP are not expected to resume negotiations until the DGA reaches a new agreement. agreement.
The Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled for Monday, September 18 on Fox. It is unclear whether that ceremony will be affected by the strike.