The honorary Oscar party, which takes place annually in Los Angeles, will have to be postponed due to the spread of the new Omicron variant, organizers said.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, said in a statement, it had made the “difficult decision” to change our plans for hosting the Governors Awards on January 15th.
“Given the uncertainties around the variants and the impact they could have on our community, we believe this is the best and safest decision for the winners and our guests,” she said.
No new date has been set for the Governors Awards at this point.
Note that the actors Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Glover and the Norwegian Liv Ullmann, as well as the artist Elaine May, were to receive next month the prestigious golden statuettes rewarding their entire career during the Governors Awards.
Last year, the ceremony was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Oscar night itself was able to go as planned in April.
The 2022 edition of the Oscars has not yet been called into question and is still scheduled for March 27.