Grammys Release Date Of Award Despite Covid-19 Pandemic.
The recording academy has confirmed the 63rd Grammys award celebration on Sunday, March 14, 2020. from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT.
They had earlier announced that the award would be held on January 31, 2020, on CBS live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, with Trevor Noah hosting the event. But due to the pandemic, it is now being postponed to March 14.
In a statement released as regards the postponement of the Award show, the Academy wrote:
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021,” a statement reads.
“The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show.We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.”
“We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors, and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience, and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times,” they said.
The statement was written and signed by the president and CEO of the recording academy; jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS; and Ben Winston, Grammy Awards Executive Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions as well as Harvey Mason.