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The National Book Foundation has decided to drop Drew Barrymore from hosting the awards due to her decision to resume her talk show amidst the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
The National Book Foundation declared on Tuesday that Drew Barrymore's invitation to host the 74th National Book Awards event has been canceled due to her choice to resume hosting her daytime talk show in the midst of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
The National Book Foundation said in a statement that the National Book Awards are an evening devoted to honoring the value of books and the unparalleled contributions of authors to civilization. They pledge to keep the Awards' primary goal of honoring authors and books, and they are appreciative of Ms. Barrymore and her staff for their cooperation in this regard.
In the past, Barrymore declined to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards in favor of the Writers Guild of America's strike. However, she made the decision to restart her show earlier this week, which infuriated WGA and SAG-AFTRA members.
Barrymore assured that the guidelines of the strike would be followed by her talk show when it returns for its fourth season on September 18. She posted this decision as her own, on Instagram, on Sunday. She states that she will strictly adhere to the rule that no films or television of any type may be discussed or promoted on her show.
WGA and SAG-AFTRA protesters have gathered in front of the talk show's studio at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City since she made her statement.