Oscars 2021 postponed to THIS date because of Coronavirus
The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences has introduced its determination to postpone subsequent yr’s Oscars ceremony by two months. Oscars 2021 shall be held on April 25, owing to the disruption in launch schedule of movies all by 2020 attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The eligibility interval of entry for the competition has additionally been pushed by a few months, from the tip of December 2020 to the tip of February 2021.
“For over a century, films have performed an essential function in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us through the darkest of occasions. They actually have this yr. Our hope, in extending the eligibility interval and our awards date, is to supply the flexibleness filmmakers want to complete and launch their movies with out being penalized for one thing past anybody’s management,” Academy president David Rubin and chief government Daybreak Hudson stated in a press release, stories theguardian.co.uk.
The Academy’s determination to push the ceremony by two months comes within the wake of its determination to standardise the variety of nominations within the Greatest Image class to 10 movies. Earlier the variety of nominees on this class may differ. Additionally, the Academy not too long ago introduced that direct-to-OTT movies that bypass theatrical launch may also be thought of legitimate for nominations on the Oscars 2021, in a primary.
That aside, particular steps are being taken to make sure equal illustration and inclusion whereas contemplating Oscar eligibility. “Whereas the Academy has made strides, we all know there may be far more work to be completed with the intention to guarantee equitable alternatives throughout the board. The necessity to handle this concern is pressing,” stated Hudson.
Karey Burke, the president of ABC leisure, the Academy’s broadcast accomplice, hoped for “a protected and celebratory occasion” throughout this “uncharted territory”, in line with The Guardian web site.
The web site provides that so far as the Oscars 2021 go, movies already garnering buzz embrace Steven Spielberg’s “West Facet Story” interpretation, Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy”, the Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” and David Fincher’s “Mank”, the biopic of “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz.
Other than the much-awaited annual awards gala, the Academy has additionally determined to postpone the opening of its museum. The Academy’s museum was scheduled to open in December this yr. It should now be inaugurated in April subsequent yr.
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