Every year, different sectors in almost every market in the world fix a date to gather and celebrate outstanding achievers in the industry while motivating others to look forward with hope for excellent performance the next season. It seems this opportunity will elude many players and sectors this year, no thanks to COVID 19. The list below reveals some of those industry events and awards that have been affected.
– The 24th Webby Awards, set for May 11, is cancelled.
-The 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards, which had been set for June 8 in Manhattan, is postponed.
-The Eurovision Song Contest has canceled its 65th edition, which had been set for May 16 in Rotterdam.
-The Kennedy Center has canceled all public performances and events through Sunday, May 10.
-The 2020 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live on NBC from Las Vegas April 29, have been postponed.
-The BAFTA TV Awards, set for March 26, have been postponed.
-The 31st GLAAD Media Awards set for April 16 in Los Angeles is postponed; the New York edition on March 19 already had been canceled.
-The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has postponed the 41st annual Sports –Emmy Awards (April 28) and 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards dinner (April 19). Both will be rescheduled.
-The 49th annual Juno Awards, Canada’s music prizes that were to be handed out March 15, is canceled.
-WonderCon, which had been set for April 10-12 in Anaheim, is postponed. No new date was announced.
-The 2020 Personal Managers Interchange conference and Personal Managers Hall of Fame induction ceremonies have been postponed from May until the fall.
-The New York premiere of Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections set for March 19 is canceled.
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was set for May 2 in Cleveland is postponed. No new date was announced.
-The fourth ScreenCraft Writers Summit has been postponed to April 23-26, 2021, in Chicago.
-Twitter and YouTube have canceled planned live events for advertisers at the 2020 NewFronts, which are scheduled to run March April 27-May 6, opting for live-streamed presentations. Organizer IAB is recommending streaming for all participants.
-The AFI Directing Workshop for Women Class of 2020 Showcase set for March 11 is canceled. The films can be viewed here.
-HBO’s annual live benefit Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs hosted by Jon Stewart and scheduled for April 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York has been postponed to a later date
-The David Di Donatello Awards, Italy’s version of the Oscars, has postponed its annual ceremony in Rome from April 3 to May 8.
-The 25th annual Los Angeles Festival of Books, originally set for April 18-19 at USC, has been rescheduled to October 3-4.
-The annual white-tie Gridiron Club dinner, sponsored by Washington D.C.’s oldest journalism group, canceled its 2020 edition scheduled for March 14.
The Royal Television Society Programme Awards in London on March 17 at Grosvenor House Hotel will be held behind closed doors, with only nominees and RTS representatives allowed to attend.
-Quibi has canceled its launch party that was scheduled for April 5 in Culver City, CA, one day before the mobile platform goes live. The app launch remains set for April 6.
-A+E Networks canceled its live Upfront event scheduled for March 25 and will hold virtual upfront presentations starting the week of March 23.
-Comcast’s FreeWheel has canceled its scheduled March 12 Upfront presentation in New York. Fox News pulled out of its Upfronts presentation scheduled for March 24.
-Fox Entertainment has canceled its program development presentations, which had been scheduled in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles for the last week of March.
-Disney canceled its European press launch for Disney+ in London, which was scheduled for March 5. The event at the Exhibition London event space to “celebrate the European launch of Disney+” was expected to include “exclusive” presentations from key executives and creative heads, along with several special guests.
-The London Book Fair, one of the world’s biggest international literary events, has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for March 10-12. Around 25,000 publishers, authors and agents from around the world were expected