"Hollywood was not expecting this. This was a surprise," said Marc Malkin, the senior editor at Variety magazine.
He added "Everyone was really looking foward to, you know, a robust awards season, getting back on the red carpet, doing it in person with large audiences. Hollywood, like everyone, is just in total shock because everything's been put on hold again."
The culmination of awards season is the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, which are scheduled for March 27.