The Writers Guild of America strike has caused yet another awards show to change its plans. MTV has decided to produce a pre-taped show instead of a live event for its annual MTV Movie & TV Awards. After Drew Barrymore pulled out as host in support of the striking writers, the network pivoted to ensure that the show could still go on.
Bruce Gillmer’s Statement
Bruce Gillmer, the President of Music, Music Talent, Programming, and Events at Paramount Global, and an executive producer of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, said that the network is working hard to create a memorable night for fans. The pre-taped show will still include exclusive sneak peeks, irreverent categories, and countless moments that will delight and surprise viewers as they honor the best of film and TV over the past year.
Strike Affects Awards Show
The Writers Guild of America strike has affected the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The guild plans to picket the awards show, which is set to take place on Sunday at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. As a result, many of the previously planned attendees have pulled out. Despite these setbacks, the show must go on.
The nominees for this year’s awards include the stars of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV series from the past year, both scripted and unscripted. It will air on Sunday, May 7th at 8PM ET on MTV, with simulcasts on other networks, including BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1, and MTV internationally in over 150 countries.
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