The 2023 MTV Movies and TV Awards, which are scheduled to air on Sunday night, will not be live streamed but rather a pre-taped ceremony.
The 2023 MTV Movies and TV Awards won’t be a live ensemble of stars and singers from all across the globe but rather will be available in the form of recordings. Though the recordings consist of thank-you speeches and hosting, the actual joy of a live streamed show would be missing, all thanks to the Writers Guild of America, as they announced that they would be picketing the live event, which caused quite a stir.
MTV Movies and TV Awards
The MTV Movies and TV Awards, which are scheduled to be held on May 7, 2023, have pivoted from a live event to a pre-recorded tape, which has definitely left the fans jilted. The show is set to be broadcast on Sunday night and was previously set to be hosted by Barrymore, but ever since the Writers Guild of America announced the picketing of the live event, many stars have withdrawn from the role out of solidarity, including Barrymore.
Originally, the venue for the MTV Movies and TV Awards was Barker Hangar, which has now been shifted to the comfort of your couch at home. On May 4, the Writers Guild of America announced their intentions of picketing and protesting if the live event took place, so in solidarity, many artists and performers started reconsidering their decision to be present at the function, and most of them cut out.
The nominees for the scripted awards under several titles are Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Stranger Things, Wednesday, Yellowstone, The Last of Us, Daisy Jones and the Six, Only Murders in the Building, Top Gun: Maverick, The White Lotus, Bullet Train, Bodies Bodies Bodies, and many more.
The nominees for the unscripted awards under several categories are: Halftime, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Family Reunion: Love and Hip Hop Edition, The Kardashians, The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Vanderpump Rules, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, and several others.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has openly put forward their intentions and demands to entertainment companies such as Amazon, Disney, Apple, Netflix, NBC Universal, Discovery-Warner, Sony, and Paramount. The negotiating committees set forth the demand for proper compensation to be provided to the writer’s community, and their undermined working conditions should be corrected as well.
Guild members demonstrated a number of resolutions for the welfare of the writer’s union with an agenda of 97.85% strike authorization. The guild members announced that even after putting out several measures and agendas regarding this and gaining the leverage of the votes, all the responsible parties haven’t shown much respect and regard for this negotiation.
Therefore, due to a lack of recognition and action, the Writer’s Guild of America has gone on strike, and this is affecting all the entertainment business altogether, including the 2023 MTV Movies and TV Awards ceremony, which has now been pivoted to a recorded tape version.
Live stream to a pre-taped version
The pivoting of the 2023 MTV Movies and TV Awards from a live stream broadcast to a recorded version is clearly the unprecedented truth no one wanted to witness. Even though the sponsors and show initiators have tried their best to compensate for this issue and maintain the entertainment quotient intact, it doesn’t mean the backdrop of this action is low.
Many stars and performers, including the host, Barrymore, have declined the offer of performing for a recorded version in order to maintain solidarity with the Writers Guild. But no matter what, this strike situation might cause a fuss right now, but it isn’t beneficial for either of the parties in attendance.