Motion Picture Academy Governors Awards Postponed; No new date yet – Deadline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has postponed its Governors Awards due to complications from the current Covid outbreak. No new date has been announced.

Here is the statement released Wednesday by an Academy spokesperson:

“We have made the difficult decision to change our plans by hosting the Governors Awards in person on January 15,” they said. “Given the uncertainties surrounding the variants and the impact it could have on our community, we believe this is the best and safest decision for our winners and our guests. Deferred plans will come at a later date as we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of everyone involved. »

Honorary statuettes at the Oscars had already been announced for Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann and Elaine May. Danny Glover will also be the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Due to last year’s lockdown, the standalone Governors Awards were canceled entirely and instead two Hersholt Awards – to Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund – were presented during the reduced Oscars show and delayed from April 25 on ABC. Whether this Governors Awards ceremony will be postponed until after the 2022 Academy Awards on March 27, or whether these awards could be rolled into this show itself, is just a matter of speculation at this time. Stay tuned.

The Governors Awards were first scheduled to take place at the newly renovated Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, a far cry from the Hollywood & Highland Ballroom where all previous ceremonies have taken place.

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