‘In-person telecast will occur,’ Academy says
Sorry Oscar hopefuls, you’ll need to ditch your Zoom pajama pants and glam up for the Academy Awards.
The 2021 Oscars is not going to be held just about, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences instructed Selection Tuesday, and can as an alternative be a conventional in-person ceremony.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will occur,” a rep for the Academy and ABC, which airs the present, mentioned.
The awards present was postponed and moved to April 25, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic — largely within the hopes that theaters would reopen so extra movies could be eligible. As an alternative, it amended guidelines, making streaming-only movies eligible for the primary time ever. However that later date — moved from Feb. 28, 2021 — may come in useful as COVID-19 instances have skyrocketed in current weeks and the world continues to await vaccines.
Now, the academy must suss out particulars for the stay present whereas sustaining security protocols, together with what number of visitors will probably be allowed contained in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., the place the present is usually held.
“The academy has carried out a walkthrough of the Dolby just lately to see all of the a number of choices,” the rep instructed Number of the three,400-seat venue.
The 2021 Golden Globes had been additionally pushed again, now slated to happen on Feb. 28. Usually, the present is the primary to kick off awards season and held on the primary Sunday of the calendar 12 months. The Hollywood International Press Affiliation introduced in July that the present could be stay from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The Critics Selection Awards, slated for March 7, and the Display Actors Guild awards — which will probably be held March 14 — are additionally nonetheless on, however organizers instructed Selection each exhibits’ codecs are nonetheless up within the air.
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