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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, …

Hayward: China Asserts Control over Hollywood by Muting Praise of ‘Nomadland’ Director Chloe Zhao

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appears to have a strange love-hate relationship with filmmaker Chloe Zhao, alternately praising her achievements and using its censorship powers to suppress all mention of her Oscar wins on Sunday. It is hard to see why the CCP would decide to erase Zhao, who has not been a strident public critic of China’s authoritarian regime.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., Chloé Zhao, winner of the Best Director for 'Nomadland,' poses in the press room during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt …

Tonight: Wokest Oscars Ever?

An Oscars unlike any before will get underway Sunday night, with history on the line in major categories and a telecast retooled for the pandemic.

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