Sundance Film Festival goes virtual, Grammys postponed over omicron concerns

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Sundance Film Festival goes virtual, Grammys postponed over omicron concerns

Each the Grammy Awards and the Sundance Movie Pageant have modified their 2022 plans attributable to an increase in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation (by way of CNBC and Indiewire). The Grammy Awards present has been postponed till additional discover, and the Sundance Movie Pageant will go digital, relatively than danger an in-person occasion.

The Grammy Awards was postponed final 12 months due to the pandemic

The sixty fourth Grammy Awards ceremony was scheduled for January thirty first, however as famous in a put up on the Grammy Awards web site, CBS and the Recording Academy have determined to push it again “after cautious consideration and evaluation with metropolis and state officers, well being and security consultants.” There isn’t point out of a rescheduled date, however CBS and the Recording Academy say that “might be introduced quickly.” The Grammy Awards was postponed final 12 months due to the pandemic and was held in March with no stay viewers. Viewership for the 2021 Grammys broadcast reportedly hit a report low.

Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente and competition director Tabitha Jackson have introduced modified plans for the Sundance Movie Pageant, with the Utah-based present airing solely on-line. It was initially purported to be a hybrid occasion, however competition organizers determined to go all digital, citing the excessive transmissibility of the omicron variant. The Sundance Movie Pageant will nonetheless start on January twentieth and can encompass 11 days of on-line programming, with some changes to the screening schedule. COVID-19 had an influence on the Sundance Movie Pageant final 12 months as properly — not solely was the occasion held on-line, however the results of the pandemic have been artfully weaved into a few of the featured movies.

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