Let the voting begin! As of yesterday the opportunity for Emmy voters to support your favorite performances, work, and series for the 75th Emmy Awards has started. Unlike most years this Emmy season is bittersweet at best. We are in the middle of a dual strike with both the writers (WGA) and the actors (SAG/AFTRA) picketing for a living wage, protecting their likenesses from the changing tech landscape (namely AI), fair streaming residuals, and more. With so much on the line it is difficult to celebrate as we normally would.
Awards Radar stands with the actors and writers, their unions, and wishes for a resolution that helps the working actor live a better life. As expected the strikes have drastically altered the landscape of our planned Emmy coverage. We had dozens of interviews lined up with top contenders, a handful of who were going to sit in on the TV Topics couch, but I will get to that shortly. Even with the current climate we still want support the artists for their spectacular work both in front of and behind the camera in some fashion.
While we will not be interviewing any actors or writers until they are given the fair agreements they deserve we still recommend you check out the over one hundred interviews we previously conducted with them before the strikes. They put their hearts, sweat, and souls into their work and, nominated or not, they deserve recognition and should not be forgotten just because they have been treated unfairly. We are making decisions on what coverage we will deliver. Reader favorites like our Before Emmy Gold pieces will be postponed or potentially cancelled.
We are delivering Emmy-related interviews throughout the voting window and beyond with the artists ranging from title designers, composers, costume designers, production designers and many more. The Awards Radar team has had amazing conversations with some of the most talented people in the industry providing insights into the contributions and collaborations needed to bring your favorite shows to life. You can find all the latest and pre-strike interviews in the TV menu under FYC.
With the Emmy ceremony pushed back January 15th of 2024 we are hoping fair strike resolutions will come to fruition well before the ceremony. If that is the case Awards Radar plans to speak with those returning from the strikes, providing them with a place to share their stories and experiences surrounding their nominated work. Of course, these will not have any influence on the voting since the window most likely would have passed already. Instead, we would do what we do best, celebrate their incredible work. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to bring those to you, because that would mean our writers, actresses, and actors are back to work.
As you would expect, based on the headline, our official Awards Radar Emmy Predictions are still live on the site. Coincidentally, we have updated our predictions across 22 Emmy categories; Comedy, Drama, Talk, TV Movie and Limited Series are all there for your viewing. The predictions are sure to shift over the coming weeks, but being a unique Emmy season with less press, less tea leaves to read, probably not as much as usual.
Awards Radar’s EMMY PREDICTIONS
A couple months back we launched the TV Topics Podcast and it has been an unbelievable success.
It kicked off strong with the wonderful Rose Byrne followed by a list of equally wonderful guests like: Paddy Considine, Courtney Eaton, Christina Ricci, Phil Rosenthal, Peyton List, and Christa Miller. They all joined us on the TV Topics couch for the duration of the show to discuss their work, but more importantly their TV watching habits. There have been laughs, revelations, and a ton of fun to be had as each guest let loose to talk about our shared love of television old and new.
Everything was off to an extraordinary start until we had to halt production as our multiple planned guests had to understandably cancel due to the strike. With that said, the show is evergreen and we recommend you listen to our current episodes – you can subscribe here or on all your favorite podcast providers.
Once the strikes have concluded we shall return bigger and better than ever ready to talk to all of your favorite stars and artists. That may happen sooner than you’d expect as exploring other options which we had in the works but may expedite to fill our slate. The plan is to have athletes, musicians and more as our guests. Since the core of TV Topics is talking all about the guest’s television habits in addition to interviewing them about themselves and their work, the only restriction we face is they need to watch TV and want to have a good time talking about it. Keep an eye out for new episodes in the weeks to come.
If you or your client would be a good fit to guest on TV Topics, reach out to me to discuss: Steven Prusakowski.