Live Show Of MTV Movie & TV Awards Nixed Following Red Carpet Scrap

MTV Movie & TV Awards

The plans for this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards are seeing some drastic changes. The awards show that will be hosted on May 7th, was originally going to have Drew Barrymore as the host. However, she has bowed out. Now, the award may not even feature a live presentation in the midst of the continuing WGA (Writers Guild of America) strike.

The Fate Of The MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023

The confirmation about the change of plans came via a statement released on May 5th by Bruce Gillmer. He is Paramount Global’s president of events, programming, music talent, and music. He is also one of the executive producers of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

In his statement, Gilmer stated that the team had to cautiously navigate the method that would deliver the awards show that is planned to keep the fans first. He describes how hard his team has worked in creating this show.

As such, they will be moving away from any live events but in a way that will still let them present a night worth remembering. Gilmer states that the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards show will still include the usual fan favorite irreverent categories, sneak peeks, as well as loads of delightful and surprising moments.

The news came shortly following the labor union of the WGA announcing its plan to demonstrate during the event. There is an ongoing feud between the WGA and the AMPTP (the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers). The WGA tweeted their intention where they said that they intend to picket the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7th at 5 PM PT. The WGA is currently on strike because the last day for a fresh contract (May 1st) went by without any ratified contracts for film or scripted TV.