Published Mar 25, 2020After officially cancelling their 49th edition due to COVID-19 concerns earlier this month, the 2020 Juno Awards organizers have also decided to hold off on announcing this year's winners — indefinitely.
News comes today about the further cancellations via the Awards' Twitter account:
"After much consideration & due to the escalating COVID-19 crisis & its impact on our communities, we have made the decision to hold off indefinitely on the announcement of the 2020 JUNO Award winners," organizers wrote. "Our focus will be to support the music community during this crisis and when appropriate, we will duly honour our artists and their achievements."
The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in Saskatoon on March 15, but it was officially cancelled only a few days before. At the time, organizers stated that the Junos and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) would "continue to explore options to coordinate an alternative way to honour this year's JUNO Award winners and Special Award Recipients." It appears those options have yet to be coordinated.
You can see the full list of 2020 Juno Awards nominees over here. Among the nominated artists for the 49th annual awards were Leonard Cohen, Jessie Reyez, NAV, Patrick Watson, PUP, City and Colour, Orville Peck, bülow, Alexandra Stréliski, Shawn Mendes, nêhiyawak and many more. Performers were to include Jann Arden, Lennon Stella, Daniel Caesar, the Glorious Sons and Tory Lanez.
Read the announcement below.
Our focus will be to support the music community during this crisis and when appropriate, we will duly honour our artists and their achievements. (2/2)— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 25, 2020