Oscars Announce Plans For 2022 Ceremony

Written by on May 27, 2021

A month after the tip of a wierd awards season altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Oscars are already planning the subsequent ceremony, saying Thursday that in 2022, the Academy Awards will happen a month later than common, however will largely return to their pre-pandemic type.

The 94th Academy Awards can be held on March 27 on the present’s common location, the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences stated Thursday.

The eligibility deadline for movies will return to its pre-pandemic date: Dec. 31 of the earlier 12 months.

Nonetheless, among the modifications the academy made particularly for the pandemic will proceed. Oscar contenders will once more be allowed to premiere on a streaming service or on-demand platform, with out a theatrical launch, given the various tempo at which moviegoers are returning to theaters.

Motion pictures may additionally qualify by having a theatrical launch in no less than one in all six qualifying cities or areas: Los Angeles, New York Metropolis, the San Francisco Bay Space, Chicago, Miami or Atlanta. Drive-in theaters, which have seen a resurgence in reputation throughout the pandemic, will rely for theatrical releases, the academy stated.

Final 12 months, the academy overhauled a lot of its procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating ripple results throughout the leisure trade. The modified and extended awards season concluded with the Oscars ceremony final month, which adopted COVID-19 protocols and passed off at a mix of various venues, together with Los Angeles’ Union Station.

This time round, two Oscars traditions that had been canceled due to the pandemic — the Governors Awards and nominees luncheon — will return on Jan. 15 and March 7, 2022, respectively. The nominations can be introduced on Feb. 8. Nonetheless, given the world’s continuous state of flux, these dates are topic to vary, the academy stated.

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