In an exclusive report published by Variety, news broke that The Academy will hold the Oscars in-person for 2021.
For most of us, if we see one more 'virtual' event with delayed zoom screen, you might scratch our eyes out. We salute the Oscars for breaking the pandemic production mold and choosing to hold their award show IN-PERSON!
The article states: “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” a rep from the Academy and ABC tells Variety exclusively.
This year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences moved their annual telecast back two months to April 25, 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sources inside the Oscars say that by pushing the awards ceremony back, the Academy hoped that theaters would be open again in the spring, thus allowing for more movies to compete in the annual celebration of the year’s best films.
As we all know, movie theaters have suffered and major film releases are mostly seen in our living room on streaming platforms, such as Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max and Amazon.Due to the pandemic, the Academy extended the eligibility timeline from Dec. 31 to Feb. 28, 2021, in addition to having films that premiere on streaming platforms qualify for submission.
According to a publicist's statement, the Academy completed a walk-through of The Dolby theater to explore their options for how the show will look on April 25, 2021.
For updates, visit: https://www.oscars.org/