Grammy Awards postponed due to COVID-19 concerns; new date TBA

Posted on: January 6, 2022

“The Recording Academy and CBS announced Wednesday that they are indefinitely postponing the 2022 Grammy Awards due to concerns over the omicron coronavirus variant. The ceremony was previously set for Jan. 31,” writes Sonia Rao in Wednesday’s (1/5) Washington Post. “The Grammys are only the latest entertainment industry event to be postponed over potential health risks. Multiple award ceremonies … as well as the Critics Choice Awards made the decision last month to push their respective events. The … Golden Globes announced Tuesday that they would proceed with their Jan. 9 ceremony, but with no celebrities, audience or media in attendance and strict coronavirus protocols in place. The Sundance Film Festival, which is traditionally held in person in Park City, Utah, also announced Wednesday afternoon that it would be forgoing plans for a hybrid festival later this month in favor of one conducted fully online…. Last year’s Grammys were also postponed over coronavirus concerns…. Comedian Trevor Noah hosted from an outdoor stage, stationed in front of masked attendees seated at socially distanced tables. Noah is set to return as host of the 2022 Grammys, for which a new date ‘will be announced soon.’ ”