LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony, postponed from its original Jan. 9 date due to surging COVID-19 cases, was rescheduled today for March 13.
``Following the science and tracking the course of the Omicron variant, we believe that March 13th will be the right day to properly honor the finest achievements in film and television during the past year,'' Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement. ``We could have proceeded with our original January 9th date with limited attendance or switched to a virtual awards show like we did last year, but we decided to wait until we could safely gather in person and truly celebrate with the creative community, industry leaders and our CCA members all together in one beautiful setting for all the world to see.''
Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer will host the awards show, which will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Final voting for the awards will occur March 9-11.
Various other awards shows have also been delayed due to the pandemic, including the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards.