Academy Awards will not take place on January 15 due to the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain. This was announced by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“We have made the difficult decision to change our plans for hosting the Governors Awards in person on January 15th. Given the uncertainty over the options (coronavirus & ndash; ed.) And the impact it may have on our community, we believe this is the best and safest solution for our laureates and guests, '' an Academy spokesman said in a statement, Deadline reports. .
The new date will be announced later. It is noted that this year the statuettes of the honorary awards “ Oscars '' were supposed to receive Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullman and Elaine May.
Recall that last year the Governors Awards ceremony was canceled due to a lockdown.
Previously, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a shortlist of 15 films in the International Feature Film category.
Oscar nominees will be announced on February 8, 2022. The Academy Awards will be in Hollywood on March 27, 2022.