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The Impact of the Writer’s Strike on the Emmy Nominations

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The Hollywood industry is currently facing a significant hurdle with the ongoing writer’s strike, and now there is the possibility that actors might also join them on the picket lines. Against this backdrop, the Emmy nominations for the best television and streaming shows of the year were announced on Wednesday.

It is noteworthy that if SAG goes on strike, it would mark the first time in over 60 years that both actors and writers are striking simultaneously, since the last occurrence in 1960.

The strike has already halted numerous live-action TV and film projects, leading to an influx of reality shows in the fall TV lineup, as these do not require the involvement of unionized writers.

The live broadcast of the Emmy Awards, scheduled for September 18, is now in doubt due to the potential strikes from both the Writer’s Guild and the SAG union.

Among those supporting the writer’s strike is Quinta Brunson, lead actress and writer for the Emmy-nominated show Abbott Elementary, which airs on ABC.

In terms of Emmy nominations, Succession, a drama centered around a family of media moguls streaming on Warner Bros. Discovery’s platform Max, received the highest number of nods with 27. Max’s The Last of Us received 24 nominations, and The White Lotus acquired 23. Apple TV’s Ted Lasso was also recognized with 21 nominations.

Overall, Max received the highest number of nominations with 127, closely followed by Netflix with 103 nominations.

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