Coronavirus: Oscars 2021 ‘could be postponed’ due to COVID-19
Next year’s Oscars could be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
The 93rd Academy Awards are currently scheduled to take place on 28 February 2021.
But an industry insider, speaking to Variety about the possibility of the ceremony going ahead, has said: “It’s likely they’ll be postponed.”
Some events have made the decision to go virtual rather than cancel or postpone in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
However, as the world’s most recognised awards ceremony, it’s likely Oscars organisers are keen not to dilute the glitz and glamour associated with the live show.
Walking the red carpet ahead of the event would be impossible for stars, who would instead call in to collect their virtual gongs online.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has yet to formally announce plans for the event, which airs on the ABC TV channel in America, but has detailed an alteration to the nominations process.