Covid-19 affects the honorary Oscar Gala for the second time

The annual gala of the Oscar honoraria has been postponed, announced the Academia this Wednesday, as the spread of Omicron variant threatens U.S.

At this year’s Academy Board of Governors ceremony, the actors Samuel L. Jackson Y Danny Glover, Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann and the actress and director Elaine May they were to receive the golden statuettes to honor their careers.

“We have made the difficult decision to change our plans to host the Academy Board of Governors in-person awards gala on January 15,” announced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences it’s a statement.

“Due to the uncertainty about the variants and the impact this could have on our community, we feel that this is the best and safest decision for our guests and honorees.”

Last year’s honorary gala was canceled due to the pandemic, but the main Oscars ceremony was held in person in April.

The Academy statement adds that “plans for a new date (for the Board of Governors gala) will be announced later,” while the Oscars are still scheduled for March 27.

The beginning of the awards season of Hollywood It featured several face-to-face premieres, galas and receptions.

But several events were canceled or postponed in recent days, such as the one scheduled for “The Book of Boba Fett”, the new series of Star Wars; the gala of the international film festival of Palm Springs, and the premiere of the musical “Cyrano”, by Peter Dinklage, among others.

California has the lowest rate of Covid cases in the United States (3.3%), and remains “a leader in the country in terms of administered doses of the vaccine,” Governor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

But the state has seen “a significant increase in the number of Covid cases” in the past week, it warned.

According to statistics, Ómicron has become the dominant variant of the new cases of Covid in the state.

While the cinematic galas are being canceled, theaters are enjoying a curious streak of good news with “Spider Man: No Way Home“which grossed $ 260 million at the US box office in its opening weekend.

Since the pandemic began, no movie had reached $ 100 million on its opening weekend.

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