Motion Picture Academy Sets New Date for Governors Awards

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its 12th Governors Awards have been rescheduled for March 25 — and scaled down — after being postponed because of the recent surge in COVID- 19 cases.

The event had originally been scheduled for Jan. 15 but was postponed in late December as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus drove case rates to worrisome levels.

The rescheduled event will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. The original ceremony had been set for the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Century City.

The honorees will remain the same — veteran actor Danny Glover will receive the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while performers Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann and writer-director-actress Elaine May will receive honorary Oscars.

The Hersholt Award honors “an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

The honorary Oscars recognize “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

Nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, and the Oscars are scheduled to be awarded March 27.

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