Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Drew Barrymore pulls out of the MTV Movie & TV Awards
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May 4th, 2023 under Drew Barrymore, VH1/MTV

CBSTD “The Drew Barrymore Show”/Ben Watts

Drew Barrymore was going to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards this Sunday night. But today, she announced that she is pulling out of them because of the Writers Guild of America’s strike.

“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,” Barrymore said in a statement to Variety. “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. And 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.​”

So what is going to happen on Sunday? The show will go on. But without a host. And just because Barrymore won’t be there, it doesn’t mean we won’t see her. She pre-taped several bits ahead of the live broadcast that will still be part of the show.

As of now, the awards show is still being mapped out, and they are waiting to hear who and who will not attend. I think that Barrymore’s announcement will be the beginning of celebrities dropping out. But I could be wrong.

The producers plan on addressing the Writers Strike but not dwelling on it. They said this is a show where the fans vote, so they are going to make it for them.


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