The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences introduced on Monday that the 93rd Oscars will not happen on February 28 as deliberate.
“For over a century, motion pictures have performed an vital position in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us in the course of the darkest of instances. They actually have this 12 months. Our hope, in extending the eligibility interval and our Awards date, is to supply the flexibleness filmmakers want to complete and launch their movies with out being penalized for one thing past anybody’s management,” mentioned Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Daybreak Hudson in a joint assertion.
Along with the delay, the Academy agreed to increase the eligibility window for movies, which often corresponds to the calendar 12 months. For the 2021 Oscars, the brand new window will likely be prolonged till February 28, 2021.
Submission deadlines have additionally shifted again.
ABC and producers haven’t mentioned how the delay or ongoing coronavirus mitigation suggestions would influence the format of the particular broadcast.
“We discover ourselves in uncharted territory this 12 months and can proceed to work with our companions on the Academy to make sure subsequent 12 months’s present is a secure and celebratory occasion that additionally captures the joy of the opening of the Academy Museum of Movement Photos,” mentioned Karey Burke, president, ABC Leisure.
The Academy Museum of Movement Photos, which had been set to open on December 14, 2020, will now open on April 30, 2021.
The changes to the 2021 ceremony come roughly three months after the unfold of coronavirus started taking maintain in the US and the remainder of the globe, disrupting each nook of life, together with the leisure trade.
Since then, nearly each facet of movie and tv manufacturing has been delayed or needed to be reimagined, from movie releases to movie festivals.
Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube teamed up for a ten-day digital movie pageant referred to as We Are One: A International Movie Pageant late final month, however the occasion was removed from the everyday Oscar contender-produciing affairs that outline the award season calendar.
In the meantime, as theaters closed throughout the nation, launch calendars had been shifted, altering in an unprecedented approach the summer season movie season. The result’s a packed end-of-the-year film launch calendar.
Some extremely anticipated summer season motion pictures like “Surprise Girl 1984” and “Black Widow” have shifted their releases to the autumn, which is usually occupied by motion pictures that will likely be in sturdy competition come award season. (There have been exceptions to this, after all.)
It stays to be seen whether or not movies with new dates will likely be launched as scheduled.
Some movies have taken a digital-only method to their releases in response to the pandemic.
The transfer was described as a one-time-only concession.