By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony was postponed Wednesday due to concerns about surging COVID-19 cases.

“After thoughtful consideration and candid conversations with our partners at The CW and TBS, we have collectively come to the conclusion that the prudent and responsible decision at this point is to postpone the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, originally slated for January 9, 2022,” according to a statement from the Critics Choice Association.

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“We are in constant communication with L.A. County Health Officials, and we are currently working diligently to find a new date during the upcoming awards season in which to host our annual gala in-person with everyone’s safety and health remaining our top priority. We will be sharing additional details with our friends and colleagues throughout the entertainment industry as soon as we can.”

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A new date for the ceremony was not immediately announced.

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