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The Oscars And The BAFTAs Have Both Been Postponed

Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

10:40 16 Jun 2020


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The Oscars And BAFTAs

Two of the biggest movie events of the year have had to postpone due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have released statements.

 

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The Oscars have been pushed back by two months. The 93rd Academy Awards will now take place on April 25 2021, having originally been scheduled for February 28.

The Academy has also changed it's eligibility rules to allow more time for movies to be released.

In the joint statement, The Academy's President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said 'For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times. They certainly have this year. 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 penalised for something beyond anyone's control.'

This is great news for filmmakers as so many releases have been delayed due to Coronavirus.

 

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The BATFAs will take now take place April 11, 2021 having been moved from February 14th.

Their statement said: 'This change from the previously announced date of February 14 acknowledges the impact of the global pandemic and accommodates an extended eligibility period. Further details on the ceremony will be announced later in the year.'


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