Drew Barrymore Drops Out of Hosting MTV Movie & TV Awards in Support of WGA Strike
By The Big Magazine Staff
TV host and actress, Drew Barrymore has dropped out of hosting Sunday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards in support of the WGA strike, days before the ceremony.
The 2023 MTV Music and Movie awards are set to air Sunday, however, they will do so without a host or any Writers Guild of America scribes.
MTV has also called off the red carpet for the awards ceremony as reported by, Variety.
In good faith, Barrymore has agreed to return to host the 2024 awards and is still expected to appear in the pre-recorded segments during Sunday’s show.
In a statement, Barrymore, 48, said:
“I have listened to the writers, and in order to truly respect them, I will pivot from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike,” the statement read. “Everything we celebrate and honor about movies and television is born out of their creation.”
“And until a solution is reached, I am choosing to wait but I’ll be watching from home and hope you will join me. I thank MTV, who has truly been some of the best partners I have ever worked with,” Barrymore’s statement continued. “I can’t wait to be a part of this next year, when I can truly celebrate everything that MTV has created, which is a show that allows fans to choose who the awards go to and is truly inclusive.”
The MTV Movie & TV Awards is the first scheduled awards show since the WGA called a strike on Monday night.
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