The Writers Guild of America has asked Tony nominees who are WGA members not to attend the Tony Awards on June 11, hollywood reporter have learned.
The WGA recently sent out an email to the Tony nominees, who are also members of the clan, saying that instead of attending, they can pre-record the award speeches, in the event of a win. win or have a non-member claim the prize on their behalf, according to sources familiar with the matter. The WGA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This happened after the Tony Awards Administration Committee asked the WGA to waive and received a denial. The committee appealed to the Writers Guild again and received no waiver, but received a promise on May 15 that the WGA would not select the event, as long as the Tony Awards proceeded with an irregular ceremony. As previously reported, a script for the ceremony was completed before the writers’ strike began.
“The responsibility for changing the format of the 2023 Tony Awards rests entirely with Paramount/CBS and their allies,” the WGA said in a statement on May 15. “They continue to refuse to negotiate. negotiate a fair contract for writers represented by the WGA.
The statement continued: “As they have been on our side, we stand with our Broadway colleagues who have been affected by our strike.
According to a report in the New York Times, playwrights who are also WGA members have lobbied the union to allow the Tony Awards to continue. The association’s request not to attend the ceremony could have the greatest impact on the screenwriter nominees, but will also affect the clan members nominated in other categories, including Sara. Bareilles, who was nominated in the acting category for his role in the film Go to the forest.
Lin-Manuel Miranda was selected to write some for the Tony Awards but stopped writing in solidarity with the WGA. He is not a WGA member.
The Tony Awards are scheduled to be held at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights.
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