The Oscars have been temporarily suspended until April 2021.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 93rd Oscars will no longer take place on February 28th as planned.
The board of governors decided to move delay be set to April 25, 2021.
In addition to the delay, the Academy agreed to extend the eligibility window for films. It usually corresponds to the calendar year.
The new window will be extended until February 28th for the 2021 Oscars.
Submission deadlines have also shifted back.
Film’s biggest night is being rescheduled for the first time in 40 years.
The last time the Oscars were postponed was in 1981, after an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. The ceremony had been suspended for 24 hours.
This time around, it is the coronavirus pandemic that caused the delay of the Oscars.
Meanwhile, as theaters closed across the country, release calendars were shifted, altering the summer film season in an unprecedented way.
As a result, all are packed in the end-of-the-year movie release calendar.
Some highly anticipated summer movies like “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Black Widow” have shifted their releases to the fall, which is often occupied by movies that will be in strong contention come award season.
However, it remains to be seen whether films with new dates will be released as scheduled, as the pandemic is very much still affecting our daily lives.
Fortunately, this prestigious event has only been delayed. That is not the case for the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con that has been canceled. Click here to find out more.
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