Oscars Moved To April 2021, First-Time Delay For 40 Years

Hanima Anand |Jun 16, 2020

The biggest night of global film industry has just been officially delayed till April in 2021. This is the very first time in 40-year history of the event that Oscars is delayed.

As informed in the latest announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, the 93rd Oscars which is supposed to take place on February 28 will be delayed till April 25, 2021.

Accordingly, submission deadlines and the eligibility window for films will also be extended to Feb 28, 2021. This is a one-off extension due to Covid-19 as the window often corresponds to the calendar year.

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First time in its history, the Oscars is delayed for months.

President of the Academy shared that:

"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. 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."

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All celebrities look forward to the Oscars to showcase their fashion sense.

Other events related to the 93rd Oscars timeline are also re-scheduled. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is planned to premiere in December this year has to wait till April 30 to serve the public.

Being one of the biggest entertainment events of the world, the Oscars is hardly delayed with a massive preparation for any scenario. The last time it was put off was due to an assassination attempt on the US President in 1981. However, this delay only lasted for 24 hours.

This time, it was a two-month delay and it was announced one year ahead. That is to show the enormous impacts of Covid-19 on the worldwide film industry.

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Hollywood movies and many other film events are also postponed

Not just the Oscars, a lot of Hollywood movies are postponed due to the pandemic. While some have announced their re-schedule dates, others are not sure when they can be released in theatre. In fact, many chose a digital release instead.

You can check full list here: Updated List Of Hollywood Movie Release Delays In 2020 - 2021

Check Hollywood Life on Starbiz.com for more!

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