The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Hollywood to reschedule its biggest night of 2021.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced it is pushing back the date of next year’s Oscars telecast by two months, to April 25th. Additionally, The Academy will extend film eligibility deadlines through February 28th, with an announcement of the nominees on March 15th.

The Academy’s new Oscar 2021 key dates, as shared on Instagram.

In April, the Academy altered eligibility requirements in the wake of theater closures caused by COVID-19, allowing for originally planned for theatrical release but forced to premiere on digital streaming platforms to be eligible for the Best Picture Oscar.

The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards have yet to announce their changes to the 2021 schedules. The only thing certain during these times is that more changes are almost certain to happen.



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