The WGA on Friday afternoon announced that they will be picketing the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday, which are being produced under WGA contract. That means that talent planning to attend would likely have to cross a picket line.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards are still slated to take place this Sunday but the show will look different than usual.
The first major awards show after WGA and APMTP could not agree on a new contract and writers went on strike, the MTV Movie & TV Awards is going hostless after Drew Barrymore dropped out yesterday in support of striking writers.
There are no known plans of the WGA picketing the event, which will be held at the Los Angeles’ Barker Hangar. Even if that does not happen, a large portion of talent who had been invited to attend — both as presenters and nominees — have pulled out, sources said. A picket line would make it harder for the remaining ones to enter and for equipment and other supplies to be delivered by teamsters.
MTV yesterday announced that will be no press access and no red carpet or talent interviews before the show.
According to sources with the production, MTV Movie and TV Awards director Joe DeMaio has informed the crew of the talent pullouts (whose numbers re in flux but could potentially reach 75% , according to estimates). This year’s nominees include the stars of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV series of the last year (both scripted and unscripted.)
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