Angela Basset will have to wait a little longer for her Oscar.
The 14th Governors Awards have been moved from November to January Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.
The academy that hosts the Oscars has decided to postpone the event due to the situation in the industry Hollywood writers and actors For months there have been strikes for new contracts with major entertainment companies.
Bassett, who competed for the Best Supporting Actress award earlier this year, was selected for the award prestigious honorary Oscar statuette along with Mel Brooks and film editor Carol Littleton. Michelle Satter of the Sundance Institute will also receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the event, originally scheduled for November 18 but now taking place on January 9 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Previously, honorary awards were presented as part of the televised Oscars broadcast, but in 2009 it became an event in its own right. At the non-televised dinner, friends and industry colleagues will be able to give longer, more personal speeches about the honorees before accepting their gold statuette. The event, which took place in the middle of Oscar season, often served as a de facto campaign freeze for the award contenders. This makes it a reliable A-list affair.
The Governors Awards is a union production and the Academy has worked with the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists as both guilds are deep on strike with no end in sight. The strike has not only halted most productions, it has also prompted some studios to do so Delay Fall their fall films as opposed to releasing them without the help of actors.
The Governors Awards aren’t the only event postponed due to the strikes. The Emmy AwardsOriginally scheduled for September, the event has been rescheduled to January 15, 2024.
And no one is quite sure how the strikes will affect the Oscars season, especially if a resolution isn’t found before the New Year. The 96th Academy Awards is currently scheduled for March 10th and the nominations will be announced on January 23rd.