Monday, May 27, 2024

UPDATE: Grammy Awards Postponement Signaled by Cancellation of NY Nominees Party


I told you exclusively on December 24th that the Grammys were being postponed.

EXCLUSIVE Now I hear the NY chapter of the Recording Academy has canceled their annual nominees party set for January 10th. No new date has been announced.

With the NY party scuttled, it’s a signal say sources that my original story was correct: the Grammys, Musicares, and Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy dinner are leaving the weekend of January 30th and heading to April in all likelihood. The announcement should come shortly.

The Grammys are stuck with a lot of scheduling issues. The Super Bowl is set for the first week of February. Then comes two weeks of the Olympics. On February 26th we get the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

So March becomes the target. But March 27th is set for the Oscars. And any minute the Critics Choice Awards are going to take a prior Sunday. Other movie gatherings will happen in March as well. And this is all dependent on the COVID situation improving quickly. Right now Los Angeles has record numbers of cases every day.

So Grammys in April? Why not? As I said before, the first weekend marks by coincidence the 90th birthday of Clive Davis. Dedicate the whole weekend to him, I say!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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