The 2022 Genie Music Awards will be taking place without a red carpet.
On November 4, the upcoming award ceremony announced that its red carpet had been cancelled in light of the recent tragedy in Itaewon.
“The 2022 Genie Music Awards’ red carpet event and on-site coverage of the award ceremony have been cancelled,” stated the organizers. “As the nation is currently in mourning due to the unfortunate accident, Genie Music has decided to hold the award ceremony in as quiet and calm of an atmosphere as possible, out of the desire to mourn together [with the nation].”
Although the 2022 Genie Music Awards will still be taking place as scheduled on November 8, the ceremony will be held on a smaller scale than initially planned.
“In order to keep our promise to the many fans who have been eagerly awaiting the 2022 Genie Music Awards, which marks our first offline ceremony in three years, we will hold the award ceremony on a small scale. We ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that we inevitably had to cancel the red carpet and on-site reporting.”
The 2022 Genie Music Awards will take place at Incheon’s Namdong Gymnasium on November 8. Check out the full list of nominees here!
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