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The Oscars Will Be An In Person-Telecast Come April 2021

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A rep for ABC and the Academy recently disclosed to Variety exclusively “There will be no “virtual” Oscars in 2021. “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen”.


This year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences moved their annual telecast to 25th April 2021. Sources inside the Oscars say that by pushing the awards ceremony back, the Academy hoped that theatres would be open again in the spring. This will allow for more movies to compete in the annual celebration of the year’s best films.


But even if movie theatres stay closed, by holding the Oscars later in spring, organizers are now focusing to make sure that the event continues as it always has. It is unknown how many people will be allowed inside the 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars Will Be An In Person-Telecast Come April 2021

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“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options. ” says an awards publicist familiar with the situation.


It’s not clear what safety protocols will be introduced for the ceremony as a representative from the Dolby Theatre declined to comment to Variety when contacted.


Since March lockdown, the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the film industry. This has resulted in the closure of film theatres and productions, halted. In response, the Academy extended the eligibility timeline from 31st December to February 2021. This extension will also allow the addition of films that premiered on streaming platforms to qualify for submission.


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