After the flop of virtual events such as the Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes which recorded an audience fall, the producers of the Oscars 2021, Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins have announced that the Academy Awards ceremony will take place in person, but with very specific rules.
Therefore no zoom, no casual outfit and no historic red carpet for the long-awaited “night of the stars” that has been postponed by few months due to the coronavirus. All the actors and directors who obtained a nomination have received the official invitation to participate in the ceremony scheduled for Sunday 25 April. The event, which this year will be held in an “intimate” form, had to reduce its attendees in order to ensure the necessary safety measures and social distancing. One of the news will certainly be the location, the Oscars will be hosted as usual in the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, but also at the Union Station in Los Angeles.
On March 15, the Oscar nominations were announced. The nominees for Best Picture are: Mank led the nominations with 10, followed by The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, A Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
The number of guests attending the 93rd edition, this year reserved only for candidates, will be significantly reduced to allow compliance with health regulations and protocols. The producers have announced that there will be a specialized team for anti-Covid-19 security and all participants will have to undergo the test for any positivity to the virus.
No change, however, concerning the conduction, the director Glenn Weiss will be leading the 2021 Oscars night for the sixth consecutive year. “Our plan is that this year’s Oscars will look like a movie, not a television show, and Glenn has embraced this approach and come up with ideas of his own on how to achieve this. We’re thrilled to have him as part of the brain trust”, said producers Soderbergh, Sher and Collins.
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, completely different from the previous ones, will be held on April 25 at the Dolby Theater of Hollywood & Highland Center and Union Station in Los Angeles, will be live on ABC and will be broadcast in over 225 countries all over the world.
“We are going to great lengths to provide a safe and enjoyable evening for all of you in person, as well as for all the millions of film fans around the world, and we feel the virtual thing will diminish those efforts”, added the producing trio.