Academy Awards Delayed Again to April 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday 25April 2021, because of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for 28 February  2021.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, initially scheduled to open to the public on 14 December 2020, will now open on 30 April 2021.

“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,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. A feature film must now have a qualifying release date between 1 January  2020 and 28 February 2021.

Academy key dates for the 2020/2021 Oscars

  • Preliminary voting begins       Monday, February 1, 2021
  • Preliminary voting ends          Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Oscar Shortlists                       Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Nominations voting begins     Friday, March 5, 2021
  • Nominations voting ends        Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Oscar Nominations Listed       Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Oscar Nominees Luncheon     Thursday April 15, 2021
  • Finals voting begins                Thursday April 15, 2021
  • Museum Gala                          Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Finals voting ends                   Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Oscars                                      Oscar Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • Museum Public Opening         Friday, April 30, 2021


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