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

The sixty fourth Grammy Awards ceremony was scheduled for January thirty first, however as famous in a post on the Grammy Awards website, CBS and the Recording Academy have determined to push it again “after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts.” There isn’t point out of a rescheduled date, however CBS and the Recording Academy say that “will be announced soon.” The Grammy Awards was postponed final yr due to the pandemic and was held in March with no dwell viewers. Viewership for the 2021 Grammys broadcast reportedly hit a record low.

Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente and pageant director Tabitha Jackson have announced modified plans for the Sundance Movie Competition, with the Utah-based present airing solely on-line. It was initially imagined to be a hybrid occasion, however pageant organizers determined to go all digital, citing the excessive transmissibility of the omicron variant. The Sundance Movie Competition 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 Competition final yr as nicely — not solely was the occasion held on-line, however the results of the pandemic had been artfully weaved into among the featured movies.

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