The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and representatives of the ABC channel, in a conversation with Variety, said that the Oscars will be held in the usual format, without any calls to Zoom.
The Oscars 2021 will be presented on April 25, two months later than usual.
The organizers hope that during this time a little more films will be shown in cinemas, which will add to the list of nominees. In addition, you need more time to prepare the ceremony according to all the rules during a pandemic. For example, it is not known how many of the 3,400 seats at Dolby Theater will be occupied. Also questionable is the participation of several already rather old actors like Anthony Hopkins (82), Meryl Streep (71) and so on.
Before the Oscars, there will be more Golden Globes. The broadcast will be live, it is not known now whether the audience will be in the audience. Variety journalists were unable to get comments from the organizers.