Oscars postponed up until April 25; movie eligibility window extended

Oscars delayed until April 25; film eligibility window extended

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Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Rodin Eckenroth

The 93rd Academy Awards will occur in April of next year.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed that the yearly event would leave its Feb. 28, 2021, date in favor of one in late April, as the coronavirus pandemic has actually shuttered theater around the globe and triggered numerous motion picture studios to postpone movie releases.

The Academy Awards will now occur on April 25, 2021.

This is the 4th time the awards event has actually been postponed. Other posts ponement took place in 1938, when it was pressed due to flooding in Los Angeles; in 1968, after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; and in 1981, after the tried assassination of President Ronald Reagan.

The Academy Awards will still be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and will air survive on ABC, the academy stated. It is the company’s intent to go back to the typical eligibility standards next year.

Additionally, the submission due date for the awards event has actually moved to Feb. 28, 2021. It was at first set to close on Dec. 31, 2020.

“Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control,” the academy’s president, David Rubin, and its CEO, Dawn Hudson, stated in a joint declaration.

Also on Monday, the Television Academy revealed that the Creative Arts Emmys, a precursor awards event to the Primetime Emmy Awards, would be held essentially this year as a safety measure versus the spread of the coronavirus.

The Television Academy still intends on hosting the Primetime Emmys on Sept. 20, nevertheless they are examining precaution for the event.

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