The New York Film Critics Circle has postponed its January 10th awards ceremony.
“Out of safety concerns for our award winners and our members, we’ve made the decision to postpone our dinner. But rest assured, we’re going to find a way to celebrate the accomplishments of our winners in the coming months. Even in the midst of an uncertain time, we see this as a positive step forward.” stated NYFCC Chair Stephanie Zacharek.
The NYFCC named “Drive My Car” Best Picture even though no one stops to get gas in a three hour movie abour driving around Japan.
The ceremony would have taken place at Tao New York.
Now the National Bored of Review, with its January 11th gala dinner costing hundreds of dollars per ticket, should be in jeopardy. But they are very money-oriented, so risking the ‘Cron may still be worth it to their decision maker, Annie Schulhof.
Also at risk now is the January 9th Critics Choice ceremony in Los Angeles at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. Yesterday, the Critics Choice — which is contracted to TV slots on TBS and the CW networks — said they would proceed. But everything is up in the air at this point.