The awards season was supposed to start with the 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards on January 31st but unfortunately, the show cannot go on, and we will have to wait until March 14th to meet the winners of the Recording Academy Awards. Read on to find out all the details.
The union of actors and media professionals (SAG-AFTRA) asked on January 4th that productions be put on hold due to the overflow of hospitals and the dangers that work on set entails not only because of the risk of contracting the disease but also due to possible accidents that cannot be attended to since the hospitals do not have beds available or professionals for care.
The Staples Center of Los Angles will have to wait to receive on its red carpet the most important exponents of the music industry.
The worsening evolution of the coronavirus pandemic has made the organizers of the ceremony together with CBS decide to back down with the event that would mark the opening of the awards season in our country.
Unfortunately, the situation in Los Angeles is critical, with hospitals totally overcrowded and health systems on the brink of collapse.
Trevor Noah of The Daily Show will have to wait to put his skills as host of the event to work until March 2021.
As will the nominees and artists who were scheduled to perform at the awards show. Among them Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Dua Lipa.
The Recording Academy issued a statement to report the situation in which it explains the reasons for the decision and thanks the artists for their patience and understanding.
“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 14th, 2021.
The deteriorating Covid-19 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. "