UPDATED, 4:15 PM: The American Film Institute has set a date for its AFI Awards Luncheon, which had been postponed during Christmas Week as the Omicron variant began surging.
The reception now is set for Friday, March 11, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event originally was set for January 7.PREVIOUSLY, December 20: The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the AFI Awards luncheon is postponed.
The Luncheon was scheduled to take place on Friday, January 7, but due to concerns over the rising cases of Covid, AFI will reschedule the event for a later date. “The goal of AFI Awards is to bring together the creative community at a private event founded in hugs and handshakes,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “Because that goal is not achievable at this time, we will be postponing the event until we can properly celebrate the artists in a manner worthy of the gifts they have given the world.”AFI Awards honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.Read more on deadline.com