NBC however, insists that the show will go on. But instead of the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly-Wilshire hotel, the ceremony will be held in the back room of the Shakey’s Pizza parlor on Fairfax and Olympic.
I’m reminded of the 1980 Primetime Emmys when SAG was on strike. The show was hosted that year by local KNBC news anchor, Kelly Lange. The only actors who showed were Powers Booth and Yoko Shimada, an actress they dragged over from Japan who was appearing in NBC’s upcoming miniseries SHOGUN.
My sincere thanks to SAG for supporting our strike and realizing that our fight is their fight…and everyone’s fight.