The Oscars to now hold on April 25, 2021 no longer February 28, 2021 as earlier planned as Film’s biggest night is being rescheduled for the first time in 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The eligibility has also been extended to end on February 21.
It started on January 1, 2020 and was expected to end on December 31, 2020.
The complications and challenges of the coronavirus pandemic are part of the reasons the date has changed.
Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times in the last 100 years.
They hinted that extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, will provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalised for something beyond anyone’s control.
“This coming Oscars and the opening of our new museum will mark an historic moment, gathering movie fans around the world to unite through cinema.”