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Next years Oscars could be postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus

- 21 May, 2020 163 Views 0 Comment

Oscars 2021 might be postponed due to coronavirus

One of multiple anonymous sources told Variety it was now "likely" the ceremony itself will be postponed. No formal proposals or detailed discussions have yet taken place over moving the event, or potential new dates, the report said.


As previously announced, the 93rd Oscars telecast is scheduled to air Sunday, February 28, 2021, on ABC. Any updated information about the show will be shared at a later time, it said in the statement last month. Currently, films must be released by December 31 to be considered for the following years Oscars, which usually take place in February or March.


It was not clear what impact, if any, a delay in the ceremony would have on eligibility rules. The Oscars are the grand finale of a movie award season starting in earnest with the Golden Globes in early January. Other movie award shows have yet to announce delays to their ceremonies, though many have also loosened eligibility rules.