According to a report by The New York Times (NYY) on Tuesday, the rd 63rd annual Grammy Awards, to be presented this month, have been delayed amid concerns about COVID-18. The award show will now take place on March 14, according to a statement from the Grammy organizers.
“The deteriorating covid situation in Los Angeles, hospital services are overflowing, ICUs have reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments has led us to conclude that postponing our show is the right thing to do,” the statement said. Was. ” Which was signed by officials from the recording academy, which represents the Grammys, and its longtime broadcast partner CBS, registered by NYT.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of the people in our music community and the hundreds of people who have worked tirelessly to create this show.” “On January 31, the delay came less than four weeks after the event, and unions and entertainment industry groups called for a halt to individual television and film production in Los Angeles, citing the emerging COVID-19 cases. There are nine nominations in eight categories, with Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Rich being the other main contenders for the award.
“The Oscars were originally postponed for two months from February 28 to April 25. The constitution of the ceremony has not yet been decided. A week after the announcement of the delay, the Golden Globes said it would hold the ceremony, usually scheduled for January, in person. , At Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – instead on February 28, “The New York Times added.
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