The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ceremony will be held in person in April.
The Academy Awards ceremony, The Oscars, in April will be an in-person event that will be streamed live from multiple locations, organizers said Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement that despite the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the entertainment industry, the group was “determined to present an Oscar-like no other while prioritizing public health. and the safety of all those who will participate ”.
“To create the in-person show that our global audience wants to see while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will be broadcast live from multiple locations, including the iconic Dolby Theater.”
The Dolby Theater in Hollywood has been the setting for the Oscars for several years. Typically, hundreds of the world’s biggest movie stars would gather in the 3,400-seat theater for a live performance preceded by a red carpet packed with photographers and camera crews.
California surpassed New York on Tuesday as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, and the Los Angeles area has been particularly hard hit.
The Academy rescheduled the ceremony for the 2021 Oscars, the highest awards in the film industry from February 28 to April 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Other award ceremonies in recent months have replaced the usual gala dinners and onstage gatherings with pre-recorded appearances or virtual events.
The January Grammy Awards postponed their ceremony to March just three weeks ahead of the scheduled date after discussions with health experts and musicians.
The delayed Golden Globes ceremony for film and television on February 28 will take place in both Los Angeles and New York with nominees from venues around the world, organizers said last week.
Nominations for the 2021 Oscars will be announced on March 15.