Changing the Date of the 2021 Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to postpone the Oscars for two months due to the new Corona virus pandemic.
The 93rd concert will take place on April 25, 2021, instead of february 28, according to The Verge.
“For more than a century, films have played an important role in satisfying, inspiring and entertaining us in the darkest of times, and the Academy has decided to extend the eligibility period and the date of the awards ceremony in order to provide filmmakers with the flexibility they need to finish and present their films without being punished for anything beyond anyone’s control,” Academy President and CEO David Rubin said in a press release.
It remains unclear how the 93rd Academy Awards will be presented with the “Corona” pandemic, amid numerous online conferences and conventions, but ABC told Variety magazine that such an approach is not clear at this time.
President Carrie Burke told the magazine: “We find ourselves in an unknown area this year, and we will continue to work with our partners at the Academy to make sure that next year’s ceremony is a safe and festive event.”
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently decided to make major changes to the Academy Awards, with the aim of “correcting some mistakes” as described.
The Academy has announced that there will be 10 nominees for best film starting with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022, and the Academy plans to apply eligibility requirements given diversity, according to the Los Angeles Times.