The ongoing strikes in Hollywood continue to affect the TV and film industry. Now, the 75th Emmy Awards have been pushed back to air in January, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Television Academy and Fox announced Thursday.
This means the awards show will air practically four months after it was originally planned, which was September 18th. As part of the announcement, Fox and the TV Academy have updated the key art for this year’s event.
It was announced last month that the telecast would be postponed but no date was set yet.
“As the Emmy Awards celebrates its 75th Anniversary, the show will broadcast live on FOX coast-to-coast from the Peacock Theater at LA Live and will honor the talented performers, writers, directors and craftspeople whose work has entertained, inspired and connected viewers across the globe throughout the past year,” the Fox press release stated.
The new date puts the Emmys right in the middle of the winter awards season. And it may lead to more conflicts: As part of the announcement, the TV Academy also announced that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards would move to Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7.