And the winner is… Omicron! The variant is increasing positive cases of Covid-19 around the world. So much so that in the United States, this new wave is once again influencing the entertainment world. Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Sundance… The major awards ceremonies and festivals this year have to adjust once again. But by force, are these celebrations doomed?
It’s like deja vu. With the resurgence of positive cases of Covid-19 using the Omicron variant, Once again the award season has shaken Because of the health crisis in the United States. Many gatherings have been canceled or redesigned to preserve the health of participants. The BAFTA tea party, which each year gathers surprises from the small and big screen in Beverly Hills, had to cancel the gathering scheduled for January 8 in Los Angeles once again. A precautionary measure according to the organization. though The 75th BAFTA Film Awards is still until March 13, 2022 Beside BAFTA TV Craft Awards on April 24 and BAFTA TV Awards on May 8 in London.
The same decision by Critics’ Choice Awards Which was supposed to be Sunday January 9th. The ceremony, which was broadcast on American television, wasPaid to a later date is still unknown. The Grammy Awards, which were initially scheduled for January 31, decided to postpone her ceremony indefinitely.
Golden Globe County?
It was also a big hit for the Golden Globes. One of the most prestigious celebrations in the United States, which traditionally takes place at the beginning of January, has in turn adjusted its program. If last year’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler succeed Ricky Gervais, the 2022 edition will be less glamorous. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the 79th party will not be like any other. no audience, nored carpet“There are no media. The first to mention 2008 party, Hollywood at that time was going through a phase Scriptwriters strike.
In addition to this health problem, there are Countless scandals blame the Golden Globes for their lack of diversity. It seems that many celebrities want boycott This concert denounced. NBC had already announced in May 2021 that the 79th concert would not be broadcast on its antenna. But the TV channel did not close the ceremony completely and said that it plans to broadcast the 2023 edition if the academy solves its problems.
Festivals are also involved. very famous Sundance Film Festival They decided not to cancel their plans entirely. The festival will finally take place fully online from January 20-30. same story for Le Slam Dance Film Festival who had to give up his idea of a mixed party in order to keep only the virtual version. The festival is scheduled to take place from January 20 to 23, finally from January 27 to February 6.
For their part, celebrations The Emmy Awards, scheduled for September, remain relevant for now. It remains to be seen if the program will not be turned upside down for the 1,000th time during the year.
It remains that in addition to these health considerations, Awards ceremonies are getting less and less popular over the years. This type of TV shows does not seem particularly popular among the younger generation. However, the red carpet is still It means that the stars convey messages of solidarity and commitment. approach, this time, much appreciated by General Z. Is this the case for Oscars? The most important World Film Awards ceremony is still scheduled for Sunday, March 27, 2022, Aired on ABC. A celebration that should have already been postponed from the start The stars were supposed to walk the red carpet on February 27, 2022.
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