Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Grammy Awards Moving from January 31st Broadcast Thanks to COVID, New, Unspecified Date


I told you on December 24th that the Grammy Awards would be moving from January 31st.

I also told you a few days ago that the New York chapter of the Recording Academy had postponed their annual toast cocktail party set for January 10th.

Now comes the official word that the Grammys are being reset for– no date specified. This is the surprise since I thought they would definitely give a replacement time. But nope, nothing, it’s just in the wilderness. This has a lot to do with availability of the Staples Center, the progress in resolving COVID, and so on.

Official statement:
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

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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