Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Tony Awards will not be televised due to writers’ strike

Washington. The Tony Awards, considered the Oscars of theatre, will not be televised this year due to the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the WGA on Friday denied a request by the Tony Awards Administration Committee to allow the June 11 ceremony to air on CBS and the Paramount+ streaming service.

This does not mean that the awards will not be celebrated: they are to carry out the ceremony among the “Plan B” of the organizing committee, with a small group of viewers without television broadcast, just announce the winners or after. I postpone it. At the end of the strike, which began on May 2, specialized media reported.

Productions expected to win Tony Awards include “Shaked,” “Some Like It Hot” and “New York, New York.”

The 76th Tony Awards ceremony was scheduled for June 11 at the United Palace Theater in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Actress Arianna DeBose, known for her roles in the film “West Side Story” (2021) and the musical “Hamilton”, has been announced as the host of the ceremony.

On 2 May, the WGA went on strike after nearly two months of failed negotiations with the AMPTP for the renewal of its contract.

Screenwriters are demanding better working conditions, an increase in the incentives that streaming platforms pay them to re-broadcast their productions, as well as regulation of artificial intelligence-generated creations, among other requests.

Since then, late-night talk shows such as “The Late Show” and “Saturday Night Live” have stopped airing new episodes and series such as “Stranger Things”, “Abbott Elementary” or “Severance” because of the break. His development stopped.

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