Jennifer Coolidge supports writers’ strike at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

(CNN) Jennifer Coolidge He loves two things: popcorn and screenwriters.

Coolidge made this clear in a pre-recorded speech that was shown during Sunday MTV Movie & TV Awards broadcast, where the “White Lotus” star received a special Comedic Genius Award.

After commenting on the irony that the golden popcorn figurine is one of her favorite foods (she is later seen snacking on real food) Popcorn While accepting another award for Best Scary Performance), Coolidge showed the members some love The Writers Guild of America is currently on strike.

“Almost all great comedies begin with great writers and I believe that as a proud member of the SAG (Screen Actors Guild), I stand here before you tonight alongside my WGA sisters and brothers who are fighting right now, fighting for the rights of artists everywhere,” he said. Coolidge.

She went on to quote William Shakespeare, “The play is the thing.”

“I don’t want to put the words in his mouth, but I think it’s everything,” she concluded, before breaking into a dance as House of Pain’s “Jump Around” played in the background.

Joseph Quinn, who won Best Breakthrough Performance for his role as Eddie Monson in Season 4 of “Weird things” He also referred to the ongoing strike, saying in his pre-recorded speech, “Being a writer is hard work, and one that deserves respect.”

Pedro Pascal Shout out to the writers too, while he took home Best Presentation for “The Last of Us” on behalf of showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. “We stand in solidarity with the WGA that fights so hard for fair wages,” he said.

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WGA members went on strike on May 2 after the union and the major studios and broadcasters failed to reach a deal on a new contract. The strike has already affected many productions, including the MTV Movie & TV Awards themselves.

Drew Barrymore She stepped down from her hosting duties in support of the book, and a pre-recorded broadcast aired in place of what was supposed to be a live show after WGA West announced plans to picket outside the Los Angeles event venue. Pre-recorded vignettes featuring Barrymore and pre-recorded speeches were broadcast by the winners, with clips from past MTV Movie & TV Award moments filling the space between award ceremonies.

Other products affected by the strike include: Late night network shows, which went dark Tuesday as the strike begins, along with “Saturday Night Live” which This weekend’s show is cancelled That would see alum Pete Davidson return as host.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” too announce On Saturday, they halted production on Season 5 due to a strike, delaying the highly anticipated final season.

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