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Oscar 2021: everything you need to know about the gala

Date, day, time, how the delivery will be, where we can see it and everything you need to know about the 93rd edition of the Academy Awards.

The Oscars 2021 are ready to take place. And it is that after many weeks of speculation and change of dates, we finally have clarity about the way in which the most popular film awards in the world could be made.

When and where will the Oscars 2021 be?

Since the health emergency due to the coronavirus began to delay the arrival of films to theaters with delayed release dates of films and with important festivals, such as Cannes, postponed, there has been speculation that the Oscars 2021 Awards also They will change the date.

So it was. A few weeks ago, the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed this decision, presenting not only a new date for the 93rd gala , but also for the entire selection process .

In this way, the deadline for a film to be eligible for a nomination was delayed a couple of months. That is, the films that will be considered must have been released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

Thus, the Oscars 2021 will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 .

How the Oscars 2021 ceremony will be held: the great unknown

Now, all the reflectors are on the way in which the delivery of the statuettes will take place . And it is that after the gala of the Golden Globes 2021 (here the complete list of winners) , many movie lovers complained about the lack of angel and emotion in the ceremony. However, everything indicates that the Hollywood Academy would bet on a face-to-face delivery . Yes, you read that right!

“The show must go on”, a member of the Academy recently declared to Variety , assuring that a face- to- face ceremony is being considered with different venues , which could take place in various theaters in cities such as Los Angeles and New York , all of them with a small audience. Although he also confessed that in recent days a group of experts was commissioned to go to the Dolby Theater , in order to assess whether there are security guarantees in a space that has a capacity for 3,400 people.

According to a new report from Deadline, it is being considered (and nothing is confirmed for now) moving the ceremony to the famous Union Station , where security measures could be more easily maintained. Sources said that the Dolby will be used in some way, but not to contain crowds.

Who will host the Oscars 2021?

One of the most anticipated announcements is, of course, that of the nominees ; but also that of the person who will be in charge of conducting the gala each year. In 2019, the Oscars were held without a master of ceremonies , something that was applauded by many, arguing that the delivery would be expedited and would not be so tedious.

The trend continued in 2020, when several actors and other members of the industry were in charge of introducing the different sections of the gala.

In 2018, it was announced that Kevin Hart would be the host for the ceremony number 91 of the golden statuette (2019), however, the Academy took longer to present it than to “get it off the boat”, as several Twitter users took float the comedian’s past, posting some homophobic tweets that Hart had thrown years ago.

Will this format be maintained at the Oscars 2021 if there is no host? We’ll see

Where can we see the Oscars 2021?

Most likely, this year, as it happened at the beginning of the 21st century, there will be no red carpet as such, in order to avoid greater contact between people. Perhaps for the 93 gala it will be something smaller, as seen in the past Golden Globes , where there were very few celebrities who posed for photographic and video cameras.

As for the ceremony, it can be tuned in, as is customary, through TNT , whose transmission will begin a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. Central Mexico time , to give way to the delivery at 7:00 p.m.

According to reports, the Oscar organizers have already toured the Dolby Theater to analyze the possible attendance of nominees.

Who are the finalists for the Oscars 2021?

As is already a tradition, for several weeks the shortlists of different categories have been released, in order to have a parameter of who could have more possibilities in the most surprising and difficult to predict shortlists .

Among these finalists that were recently announced is the shortlist of the films that could be nominated for Best Foreign Film , among which was the representative of Mexico : I’m not here anymore .

The announcement of the nominees will be announced next Monday, March 15 at 7 in the morning (Central Mexico time). Traditionally, the president of the Academy was accompanied by a couple of actors, in order to give the names of the applicants in each category, but, for now, it is unknown how the ad format will be this year.

How are the winners of the Oscars 2021 chosen?

If at this point you don’t know how the nominators and the winners of the golden statuette are chosen , here we are going to explain the process to you.

First, you should know that the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is currently made up of more than 6 thousand members, including actors, directors, producers, musicians, sound engineers, editors, makeup artists and screenwriters. Annually, some of the people who are part of this association nominate candidates to join the ranks of AMPAS , although winners and nominees are also summoned directly.

For one thing , it is necessary that the films that aspire to be nominated for the Academy Award meet certain requirements: be longer than 40 minutes have been released between the specified dates.

Weeks before the nominations, the members of the Academy receive the voting forms with the eligible options for that year. It is here when the distributors and the studios send the members the famous screeners (copies of the film) so that they can see them and take them into account; in addition to launching the ” For your consideration ” campaigns , which you can find on different sites dedicated to the seventh art.

To obtain the nominees , each member votes for what they consider the five best jobs in their branch; that is, actors vote for actors, directors for directors, etc. Of course, everyone must cast their vote to choose the Best Film of the Year – which can include up to 10 titles – and Best Foreign Film .

Once the nominees are known , the voting formats are sent again, now to choose an option in each category and each member also selects the representatives of their branch and the candidates for the best film . The results are announced on the day of the ceremony.

New rules with the pandemic

Due to Covid-19, the Academy not only saw the need to postpone the Oscars 2021 , but also adjust its selection rules.

For example, this year all those films that have only one release on a streaming platform may be considered . This update represented a paradigm shift, since in previous ceremonies only those films that had a theatrical release (even if it were small) could be considered . This has also led to speculation that academic votes may already favor a film produced by a streaming network . Let’s remember that last year some of the films with the highest number of nominations had the support of Netflix.

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In addition, recently, the academic ladies and gentlemen announced that the main category, Best Film , must always have 10 nominees, after having wandered between 5 and 9 candidates for the main statuette in recent years . This also represents an important change, as it opens the door for “small” or independent productions to be able to enter the most important shortlist.

Although there are already some films that sound strong to be nominated for the Oscar 2021 (especially after some critical circles issued their verdict and after the Golden Globes gala ), it remains to be seen what direction this epidemic takes in a year in which uncertainty is the main characteristic.

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