Hollywood Awards Season in Danger of Cancellation, Again, Due to Omicron Variant

Hollywood’s annual ritual of self-congratulation is in danger of cancellation as the Los Angeles area experiences a three-fold rise in coronavirus cases due in large part to the omicron variant. Pre-Oscar events are already being canceled as the entertainment industry prepares for what could be another season of empty red carpets.

Academy Awards crew member Mike Morrisroe cleans an Oscar statue design on the red carpet at Union Station, one of the locations for Sunday's 93rd Academy Awards, April 24, 2021, in Los Angeles. - It is guaranteed to be an Oscars like no other: broadcast live from a train station, …