Oscars 2021 ceremony switched to April due to coronavirus: report

A recent media report has said that the 93rd Academy Awards has been rescheduled to April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry. This is the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed.

The report quoting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network further said that the Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021, for feature films, and delay the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures from December until April 30, 2021.

“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,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a joint statement.