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Critics Choice Awards 2022 Postponed Due to Omicron Concerns

Well, it seems like a number of events are being canceled or postponed amid COVID-19 and Omicron concerns.

The latest event that has been postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases, as well as the now-dominant Omicron variant, is the 2022 Critics Choice Awards.

The Critics Choice Association took to its official handles of Twitter and Instagram and shared the official statement revealing the postponement of the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

The event was originally scheduled to be held on 9th January 2022 hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer.

Critics Choice Awards postponed due to surge in Omicron variant

It also gave hope of rescheduling the awards ceremony as soon as possible during the awards season.

Omicron, the new variant of Coronavirus that originated in South Africa is now spreading rapidly in the US and it accounts for more than 2/3 rd of the new infections registered last week.

Taking to its Twitter handle, the Critics Choice Association wrote, “Posponed: 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, originally slated for January 9, 2022. Read full statement below.”

The official statement shared by the Critics Choice Awards on social media read: “After thoughtful consideration and candid conversations with our partners at The CW and TBS, we have collectively come to the conclusion that the prudent and responsible decision at this point is to postpone the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, originally slated for January 9, 2022.”

It further added, “We are in regular communication with LA County Public Health officials, and we are currently working diligently to find a new date during the upcoming awards season in which to host our annual gala in-person with everyone’s safety and health remaining our top priority.”

It concluded the statement by writing that they would share additional details regarding the Critics Choice Awards at the earliest.

“We will be sharing additional details with our friends and colleagues throughout the entertainment industry as soon as we can,” it said.

Well, prior to the CCAs, the Palm Springs Film Awards, the Governor Awards Luncheon, the AFI Awards Luncheon, and BAFTA Tea Party have been postponed amid COVID-19 and Omicron fears.

Even other public events like Broadway shows, the NHL season, and more are being canceled or postponed.

The nominations for the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards were announced earlier this month on 13th December. The winners were supposed to be honored with the awards on 9th January. However, the winners have to wait for now to bag the awards.

HBO’s Succession leads the pack of nominations in the TV category whereas Belfast and West Side Story received maximum nominations in the films category.

Well, only time will reveal what it has in store in the days ahead during the times when the world is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 and Omicron cases!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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