The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network announced in a statement on Monday, June 15, that the glitzy Hollywood awards ceremony has been rescheduled "as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. " The Oscars will now be held on April 25, 2021. “For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times.
The opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, previously set for December 14, has also been moved to April 30. “We find ourselves in uncharted territory this year and will continue to work with our partners at the Academy to ensure next year’s show is a safe and celebratory event that also captures the excitement of the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in the statement.
They certainly have this year," AMPAS president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in the statement. "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.
NEW: The next Oscars has been postponed until April 2021 due to Coronavirus https://t.co/qxPBiqCS06— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 15, 2020