Oscars 2021 Delayed by COVID-19 Pandemic

Oscars 2021 Delayed by COVID-19 Pandemic

Next year’s Oscar Awards have been postponed for two months due to the ongoing Corona situation. The decision was taken at an online meeting of 54 members recently. At the same time, it has been reported that the deadline for sending movies to the Oscars has been extended. Although the Oscars were supposed to be held on February 28 next year, it is not happening anymore. On Monday (June 15), the academy announced that the most awaited event of the year will be held on April 25.

Academy President David Rubin and CEO Don Hudson added that the deadline for sending movies to the Oscars has also been extended. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 93rd Oscar has been increased from December 31, 2020 to February 28, 2021. Of course, the Oscar ceremony was postponed three times before. The Oscars were postponed due to the floods in Los Angeles in 1938, the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 and the assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Meanwhile, due to Corona, many movies could not be released this year. Therefore, the movie released online for the first time will also be considered for this year’s Oscars. According to BBC sources, there was no word on whether there will be a public meeting or a verbal event at the Oscars. The organizers will decide according to the situation.

Academy key dates for the 2020/2021 Oscar season

Preliminary voting begins: Feb 1, 2021

Preliminary voting ends: Feb. 5, 2021

Oscars shortlists announcement: Feb. 9, 2021

Nominations voting begins: Mar. 5, 2021

Nominations voting ends: Mar. 10, 2021

Oscar nominations announcement: Mar. 15, 2021

Oscars nominees luncheon: April 15, 2021

Final voting begins: April 15, 2021

Museum gala: April 17, 2021

Final voting ends: April 20, 2021

Oscars: April 25, 2021

Museum public opening: April 30, 2021