2022 Grammys postponed as 2022 Sundance Film Festival goes fully virtual


The Grammy Awards trophy in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.

The Grammy Awards trophy in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.
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the Grammy Awards 2022 celebrating music’s biggest night, has been officially postponed.

Variety reports that on Wednesday, the Recording Academy and their television partner sent out a joint statement explaining that this year’s ceremony would be postponed indefinitely in order to safeguard “the health and safety of members of our music community, the live audience and hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce their show ‘as the top priority. Originally slated for later this month, the Grammys were planning to move forward with an in-person ceremony at Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as Staples Center) in Los Angeles, despite the current build-up. of the Omicron. variant spreading throughout the country.

In a joint statement from the Recording Academy and CBS, they explain:

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards . The health and safety of members of our music community, the live audience and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remain our top priority. Considering the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 just carries too much risk. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon. “

Although no new date has been set yet, The daily show‘s Trevor Noah is always ready to welcome.

Additionally, the Sundance Film Festival 2022 also announced plans to go fully virtual due to the outbreak. Originally slated to move forward with a hybrid format (in person and virtual), now through a press release sent to The Root, Sundance CEO Joana Vicente and Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson explained that the festival beloved will only be at a distance.

“We believe in the transformative power of artists and their work,” part of the statement read. “Today, as we navigate whatever the pandemic throws at us, we come back to what is certain: coming together, in every way possible, runs deep. Community matters. We follow the artist. We are therefore eager to share with you the extraordinary work that feeds our Festival, to live it together and to celebrate the artists who will change culture.

To read the full Sundance Institutes statement, visit sundance.org.


Gerald R. Schneider