LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences stated on Monday that it might push again the subsequent Oscars ceremony to April 25 from Feb. 28, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
The eligibility window for movies will lengthen to Feb. 28 as an alternative of Dec. 31. The group didn’t say whether or not the April 25 present would contain the standard crimson carpet and reside viewers.
“Our hope, in extending the eligibility interval and our awards date, is to offer the flexibleness filmmakers want to complete and launch their movies with out being penalized for one thing past anybody’s management,” David Rubin, the academy’s president, and Daybreak Hudson, the group’s chief government, stated in an announcement. “For over a century, films have performed an vital function in comforting, inspiring and entertaining us in the course of the darkest of instances. They definitely have this 12 months.”
The academy stated that its Governors Awards, at which lifetime achievement Oscars are handed out and which isn’t televised, wouldn’t happen this fall as deliberate. “Further details about the ceremony and number of honorees will likely be offered at a later date,” it stated. The academy additionally pushed again the opening for its long-delayed museum in Los Angeles; it can now open on April 30.
For its half, the Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences stated on Monday that its Inventive Arts Emmys, at which the vast majority of Emmys are awarded yearly, can be held nearly in September. The principle Emmys telecast stays scheduled for Sept. 20 on ABC. The tv academy stated that discussions are underway “concerning the format.”
It is a growing story. Examine again for updates.