By declining to host the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Drew Barrymore is making a significant statement in support of the writers’ strike.
Variety announced on Thursday, three days before the awards presentation, that the actress and daytime talk show host will no longer be hosting MTV’s awards show in support of the writers’ union of America, whose members went on strike on Tuesday of this week.
The show will go on without a host this year. Barrymore, 48, has committed to return to host the ceremony in 2024, and it is anticipated that she will still make brief appearances in recorded parts during the broadcast this year. According to Variety, the event’s red-carpet section has also been postponed.
In a statement, Drew Barrymore indicated that she would switch from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in support of the strike since she had listened to the authors.
Everything about films and television that we love and cherish is the result of writers’ imagination, said Barrymore. And I’ve decided to wait until a solution is found, but I’ll be watching from home, and I hope you’ll join me.
When she 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,” she continued, she anticipates joining the programme the following year.