It’s official — the 2021 Oscars have been postponed!
On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 93rd annual Oscars has officially been postponed and is now set to take place on April 25, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony was originally scheduled for February 28.
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With this new deadline extension, it also means that the eligibility window has also been extended beyond the traditional Dec. 31 deadline to Feb. 28. The nomination announcements will also be extended to March 15.
“For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times. They certainly have this year,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.
“Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control,” their statement reads.
“This coming Oscars and the opening of our new museum will mark an historic moment, gathering movie fans around the world to unite through cinema.”
This is the fourth time in Oscars’ history that the ceremony has been postponed. It was delayed in 1938 due to the LA flooding, 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 1981 after the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
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