The strike of actors and screenwriters in Hollywood prompted the postponement of this year's television "Emmy" awards ceremony, according to US media reported Thursday evening.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the televised equivalent of the Oscars may be postponed from its original date of September 18 to next January.
As for the specialized magazine "Variety", it indicated that those concerned with the celebration, including production companies and others, were informed of the postponement, which has not yet been officially announced.
A source related to the celebration said that no new date has yet been set for its holding.
Hollywood actors and screenwriters are carrying out a strike that led to the worst paralysis in the sector in 63 years, and if it continues, it will push all Hollywood stars to boycott the seventy-fifth celebration of the "Emmy" awards, which will have a disastrous effect on the proportions of its viewers on television.
Also, script writers will not be allowed to prepare scripts or jokes for the presenters of the celebration.
According to some reports, the "Fox" network, which is in charge of television transmission of the celebration this year in the United States, pressed to postpone it to January, hoping that the problem would be resolved in the meantime.
However, the Television Academy, whose members vote to choose the winners and present the awards, seems to prefer a shorter delay to avoid the Emmys coinciding with the movie awards season.
There was no comment on the subject from "Fox" and the Academy.
The last time the Emmy Awards ceremony was postponed was in 2001, following the September 11 attacks.
The Hollywood strike led to the cessation of all but a few American film and television productions.
Actors and screenwriters demand higher wages, which are stagnating in the time of streaming platforms, and want guarantees on the use of artificial intelligence to prevent the technology from creating scripts or cloning their voice and image.
The Emmy nominations were announced earlier this month, hours before negotiations between the actors' union and the studios failed.
HBO's "Succession" series, which deals with the story of an influential family riven by disputes and disputes aimed at controlling a media empire, led the race for the "Emmy" awards, as it won 27 nominations for these rewards on Wednesday, and "The Last of Us"
( The Last of Us), which received 24 nominations, and "The White Lotus", which received 23 nominations, also from HBO, are the most prominent series competing for "Success".