The Palm Springs International Film Awards in-person event has been cancelled this year due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, organizers announced Monday.
The award ceremony, initially scheduled for Jan. 6, was to kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is still scheduled to run in person from Jan. 7 until Jan. 17. The screening portion of the festival will require proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask, according to organizers.
In place of the in-person award ceremony, the festival is partnering with Entertainment Monday evening to celebrate this year’s honorees including Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of “King Richard.”
No details on this alternative celebration were immediately available.
According to organizers, all those who purchased tickets for the in-person ceremony will be reimbursed.