The Grammy Awards were postponed Wednesday weeks before the arranged Los Angeles ceremony over what coordinators called “too many risks” from the omicron variant, flagging what could be the beginning of one more year of pandemic disturbance for awards season.
The endeavor at a back-to-normal show had been planned for Jan. 31st at the recently renamed Crypto.com Arena with a live audience and performances, however no new date is on the books. The Recording Academy said it settled on the choice to delay the ceremony “after cautious thought and examination with city and state authorities, health and wellbeing specialists, the craftsman local area and our many partners.
“Given the uncertainty encompassing the omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st just holds back an excessive number of risks,” the academy said in an assertion.
Last year, as most major awards shows in early 2021, the Grammys were delayed due to Covid concerns. The show was moved from late January to mid-March and held with an extra crowd comprised of generally candidates and their visitors in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, nearby to its standard home, the field then, at that point, known as Staples Center.
It was a major night for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, yet the live exhibitions that put the Grammys aside from different awards shows were set independently with no significant crowds, many of them pre-taped.
“We anticipate observing Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be reported soon,” the academy statement said.
Observing that date could be convoluted, with two expert basketball teams and a hockey teams possessing the field. The Recording Academy made no mention of a possible venue change in its statement.
The move was declared around a similar time the Sundance Film Festival dropped its in-person programming set to start on Jan. 20 and moved to an online format.
The multitalented Jon Batiste is the main chosen one during the current year’s distinctions, snatching 11 gestures in an assortment of classifications including R&B, jazz, American roots music, classical and music video.
Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. are tied for the second-most nominations with eight apiece.
The Grammys’ move could be the start of one more round of grant show rescheduling after another colder time of year Covid flood with the Screen Actors Guild Awards planned for February and the Academy Awards for March.