The biggest music awards of the world have been postponed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles. In an official statement by Harvey Mason Jr. and Grammy awards executive producer, Ben Winston.
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host, and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021. The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show.
We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors, and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience, and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times”.
Because of the pandemic, last year’s annual Oscars ceremony moved to April from late February. The Golden Globes ceremony this year was moved from its normal early January date to February 28. Let’s see if pandemic allows these awards to happen on their new expected dates.