The Television Academy and Fox have announced that the 75th Emmys are being pushed to Monday, January 15, 2024.
The Academy also announced that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards would move to Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7, having originally been slated for September 9 and September 10 respectively.
A move has been on the cards since the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes began. A starless Emmys is a dire proposition and it is clear that until actors can once again promote their work, these types of ceremonies will be delayed. Early reports indicated that the Academy believed that the awards could take place in November, but Fox thought that January was a more realistic target. With negotiations now at a standstill, Fox’s plan proved the better one.
The Emmys will now be held smack dab in the middle of a crowded winter awards season. The Golden Globes are scheduled for January 7, which will overlap with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. That said, the Globes still don’t have a broadcast partner and nobody knows when the strikes will end, so things could definitely change again.
Moving the Emmys to January creates another timeline issue. The awards are meant to recognize productions that aired between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023. There could be a 19-month gap between a production’s air date and the ceremony. It’s also worth noting that some shows may be competing with one season at the Emmys and a later season at the Golden Globes, even though the Globes may take place before the Emmys.