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Honorary Oscar Gala delayed as Omicron’s Hollywood brace

Beyonce (left) and JAY-Z will perform during a voting performance in Cleveland, Ohio. -AFP

The Governors Awards (an annual gala with honorary Oscars) has become the latest glamorous Hollywood event postponed to Wednesday as fears of a surge in coronavirus cases caused by Omicron variants have increased. .. Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover, Norwegian Liv Ullmann, and actress Elaine May will be celebrating their careers next month at an event depicting who is who in Tinseltown. I was planning to receive a statuette.

“We have made a difficult decision to change our plans to host the Governors Awards directly on January 15,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. “Given the uncertainties about the variants and the potential impact this has on our community, we feel that this is the best and safest decision for our winners and guests. “The rescheduled plan will be announced at a later date,” the Academy said of the Governors Awards this season. The Oscar’s main ceremony is still scheduled for March 27th.

In recent months, Hollywood’s annual film awards season has begun back in the usual face-to-face premiere, gala, and reception. However, some events have been discarded or delayed in the last few days. On Wednesday, the Starry Critics Choice Awards Gala was also postponed from the slot in early January. In a statement, the Critics’ Choice Association said, “We are now looking for a new date to hold the annual gala directly during the upcoming award season, with the safety and health of all being our top priority. We are working hard. ”

Other events to postpone or cancel include the red carpet event for Star Wars’ new series “The Book of Bobafet”, the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, the annual BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party, and the Peter Dinklage musical “Cyrano”. Includes premiere. California currently boasts the lowest positive rate of 3.3% in the US states and “continues to lead the United States in terms of vaccine dosage,” Governor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

However, California “saw a significant increase in the number of identified cases of COVID over the past week,” he warned. The data suggest that Omicron has become a major variant of new cases in the state. While the A List movie events are disappearing, cinemas are enjoying the unusual positive news that Spider-Man: Noway Home is erasing box office performance. The superhero movie won $ 260 million in domestic theaters on the first weekend. Other films released during the pandemic have so far not reached $ 100 million. —AFP

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