The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences has decided to postpone the Oscars for two months because of the new crown outbreak,media reported. The 93rd Academy Awards will be held on April 25, 2021, instead of The Originally Scheduled 28th. The Academy also announced that the time for admission to films outside December 31 will also be extended – films released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 will be eligible to apply.
Oscars President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said at a press conference: “For more than a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring and entertaining us in the darkest ages… We want to give filmmakers the flexibility they need to complete and release their films by extending their eligibility periods and awards dates without being penalised for things beyond anyone’s control. “
However, it is unclear how the Oscars will be held. Many conferences and conferences have been digitized — only this year, of course, and it’s not clear whether the Oscars will do the same.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced a series of initiatives, including the creation of a task force to ensure that the Oscars reflect the diversity of the screen and behind the scenes. Through its partnership with Producers Guild of America, the agency has set up a task force to develop and implement new Oscar criteria by July 31, 2020. The Oscars will also keep the best picture nominations at 10, rather than swinging between five and 10, as they have done in the past few years.