The statuette is still golden, but the Oscars ceremony might look a little different in the pandemic era.
EW has confirmed the Academy is the latest major awards body to adapt its 2020-21 broadcast in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as the planned April 25 ceremony of the 93rd Academy Awards is set to proceed with notable changes to the typical run-of-show.
A spokesperson for the Academy says that, amid a trying year, the group “is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate.” This will include the creation of an “in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic” via a ceremony set to be broadcast live from multiple locations, including the show’s usual venue: the Dolby Theatre. More details will be announced soon.
As recently uncovered, Contagion chief Steven Soderbergh will create the broadcast close by Jesse Collins and Stacey Sher.
The transition to a multi-area broadcast comes after the Academy — and a few other forerunner grants gatherings — adjusted their timetables and grants rollouts in the wake of the Covid pandemic’s demolition of the public cinema framework. The transmission date was delayed to April, which incited most industry services (counting the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes) to push back their occasions too. The 2021 Oscars qualification period was additionally stretched out from the finish of 2020 through ahead of schedule one year from now to permit more opportunity for movies to be seen carefully.
In spite of the fact that the race stays the longest approach the Oscars ever, key competitors have started to frame on the antecedent path, including Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, David Fincher’s Mank, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, featuring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman — both of whom stay solid competitors in the number one spot acting classifications.
Designations casting a ballot starts Friday, March 5, and goes through Wednesday, March 10. Gestures will be reported on Monday, March 15, trailed by ABC’s transmission of the 93rd Oscars function on Sunday, April 25.