According to the news update, it came to know that the organizers of the Critics Choice Awards are planning to go ahead with the in-person award ceremony because of the rising cases of the Covid in the country.
In addition, the association highlighted that it would be continuing to monitor the situation so that the ceremony would take place in a serene and strictest protocol as it will be put into place in Los Angeles on January 9.
It also came into light that other ceremonies, productions and events across California have been forced to cancel or move online completely in order to prevent further outbreaks in the US.
The organization said: ‘The Critics Choice Association is working with LA County Public Health Officials and a premiere Covid Compliance service, and at this time, we are currently still planning to host an in-person 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, following the strictest and safest protocols, including mandatory proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests 48 hours in advance, proper social distancing and masking requirements.”
‘We will continue to carefully monitor the situation as events progress.’
The Critics Choice Awards for this year were supposed to be held remotely with the stars only who are accepting their awards from their living rooms while few of the presenters will be appearing in the studio that too with pretty much safety protocols.
As the best TV shows and movies of 2020 were virtually honored, it was Nomadland that won the biggest movie prizes, while Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and Netflix’s The Crown were honored in the TV categories.
The nominees for 2022 include Succession, which leads the TV contenders with eight nominations, and Mare of Easttown, while Belfast and West Side Story both lead the film nominations with 11 each.
‘We are taking this action due to the recent spike in COVID cases and out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the honourees, patrons, and staff,” organizers said in a statement.
Likewise, the Critics Choice Awards, most of the renowned shows such as Broadway were canceled along with BAFTA Los Angeles canceled its Annual Tea Party because of the case surge in the US.
It further comes that the host of the prominent Broadway theater production which includes Dear Evan Hansen and Aladdin and Hamilton canceled their productions and halted the performance due to health concerns.