Oscars delayed until April 25; film eligibility window extended

Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Rodin Eckenroth

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place in April next year.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the annual ceremony would leave its Feb. 28, 2021 date in favor of one in late April, as the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered movie theaters around the world and caused many movie studios to delay film releases.

The Academy Awards will now take place on April 25, 2021.

Additionally, the submission deadline for the awards ceremony has shifted to Feb. 28, 2021. It was initially set to close on Dec. 31, 2020.

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