Scheduled to finally take place on April 25, 2021, the Academy Awards, or Oscars, will be an in-person event that will air live from multiple locations, revealed the event organisers this week. A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mentioned in a statement that despite the Covid-19 epidemic disrupting the usual routine of several high-profile events, organisers are “determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritising the public health and safety of all those who will participate”, reported Reuters.
“To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre.” The said theatre has played host to the Oscars for the past many years. In normal circumstances, hundreds of the world’s leading film stars would head to Los Angeles, like every year, in drool-worthy outfits and take the red carpet by storm.
Wednesday’s statement said more details regarding the event are expected to come in soon. No host has been announced yet. Academy re-scheduled the 2021 Oscar ceremony, the highest awards in the movie industry from February 28 to April 25 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistani filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha is officially out of the Oscars 2021 race. Similarly, the Grammy Awards in January postponed its ceremony to March just three weeks before the scheduled date after talks with health experts and musicians. Moreover, the delayed Golden Globes ceremony for film and television on February 28 will take part in both Los Angeles and New York with nominees taking part from locations around the globe.