The 93rd annual Academy Awards are due February subsequent yr, nonetheless a number of stories recommend that the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences is contemplating suspending the celebrated occasion because of the affect of coronavirus on world cinema. Nevertheless, no formal discussions have taken place but.

The explanation behind the potential postponement is the shutdown of movie releases and productions that has shaken the Academy qualification schedule. With many movies being launched on-line, a number of adjustments have needed to be made. Beforehand, the qualifying requirement for the Oscars was for movies to have been screened for every week earlier than 31 December.

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A postponement of the occasion may additionally imply that they’ll alter the eligibility standards as properly. “I feel everyone seems to be sympathetic to the filmmakers’ plight and we’re right here to assist our members and the movie neighborhood,” stated the Academy president, David Rubin.

“It’s unimaginable to know what the panorama shall be. We all know we need to have fun movies however we have no idea precisely what kind it should take,” he added. That is clearly a significant choice to contemplate as a result of the Oscars generate main income for the Academy.

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