Annie Awards will cancel the live version and postpone the virtual event until 3/12

The 49th Annie Awards are the latest event to be pushed online by the Omicron wave.

The ceremony was due to take place at UCLA's Royce Hall on February 26. ASIFA-Hollywood will now hold it virtually on March 12 and livestream it for free to the public. A recording will be available on the awards' website the following day.

This is the second year running in which the Annies pivot to virtual. Many U.S. events in the coming weeks and months have done the same or been postponed, including Sundance, Kidscreen, and E3.

Frank Gladstone, ASIFA's executive director, said in a statement:

Nominees for the Annies were announced in December. Netflix dominates the series categories, its Arcane leading with nine nominations. Among features, Disney is well set up: Raya and the Last Dragon has ten nominations, more than any other film.