Governors Awards postponed in the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases


Motion Picture Academy announces January’s Governors Awards has been postponed in the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases as Samuel L Jackson, Liv Ullmann, and Elaine May were slated to receive honorary Oscar awards at the event










The 12th annual Governors Awards has been postponed due to Covid-19.

As the Omicron variant surges, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday that it would hold off on the event.

A statement released by a spokesperson said, ‘We have made the difficult decision to change our plans in hosting the Governors Awards in person on January 15.’

News: The 12th annual Governors Awards has been postponed due to Covid-19

The announcement continued, ‘Given the uncertainties around the variants, and the impact this could have on our community, we feel this is the best and safest decision for our honorees and guests. 

‘Rescheduled plans will come at a later date as we continue to prioritize the health and wellbeing of all those involved.’

Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann, and Elaine May were slated to receive honorary Oscar awards at the event. 

Announcement: A statement released by a spokesperson said, 'We have made the difficult decision to change our plans in hosting the Governors Awards in person on January 15'

Announcement: A statement released by a spokesperson said, ‘We have made the difficult decision to change our plans in hosting the Governors Awards in person on January 15’

Additionally, Danny Glover was scheduled to be the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

This is the second year the pandemic has affected the scheduling of the awards show, with last year’s ceremony completely cancelled.

It’s unknown at this time if the show will be rescheduled before the 2022 Oscars, which is planned for March 27. 

The 2022 Governors Awards would’ve taken place at Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel for the first time. 

Not happening: As the Omicron variant surges, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday that it would hold off on the event

Not happening: As the Omicron variant surges, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday that it would hold off on the event

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