LOS ANGELES | The next academy awards ceremony has been postponed by two months because of the outbreak of coronavirus and is now scheduled for the 25th of April, announced on Monday the Academy of arts and sciences of the cinema, which presents the prestigious awards.
The 93rd edition of the Oscars was originally to take place on the 28th of February, but the outbreak of COVID-19 has caused the closure of cinemas and upset the schedule of hollywood productions. The Academy has also extended the period of release of movies eligible for Oscars, which passes from the December 31, 2020 February 28, 2021.
It thus hopes to “give filmmakers the flexibility to complete and release their films without being penalized,” explain the managers of the Academy in a press release.
More details will follow.