June 19, 2024

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Oscars 2021 postponed to later date due to the coronavirus

We’ll have to wait a little more time to uncover out who the winners are.

The Academy of Motion Photograph Arts and Sciences declared Monday that the 2021 Oscars ceremony will be postponed from Feb. 28 to April 25 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. This marks the latest the Oscars have been held given that 1932, when the awards ended up handed out in November.

Hollywood and the worldwide movie marketplace have notably struggled in the course of the very last a few months, losing out on income from tent-pole flicks and lacking taking pictures deadlines. Not only did most cinemas shut down the earth in excess of, delaying beneficial key movie releases, but manufacturing on future initiatives was totally halted.

“Our hope, in extending the eligibility period of time and our awards date, is to give the adaptability filmmakers want to complete and release their movies without the need of becoming penalized for a little something outside of anyone’s manage,” Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson mentioned in a statement.

Although some possible 2021 Oscar contenders, this sort of as Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” ended up slated to roll out across pageant period proper now experienced it not been for the pandemic, many others would be nowhere around completion. For instance, very last year’s Greatest Photograph nominee “1917” started filming in Might and concluded post-manufacturing in November.

The academy produced a single smaller concession to get much more movies into the fray in April, when it was declared that streaming-only flicks would be qualified for the first time. Proving the knowledge of that transfer, a key at-home contender was unveiled Friday on Netflix: “Da 5 Bloods,” directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee, which is presently finding awards buzz.

The rescheduled Oscars will probable power the hand of the Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards and many others to also improve dates to allow for a relatively traditional awards period. The Globes are at present scheduled for Jan. eleven, 2021 and will be hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.