Oscars 2021 on April 25 will be in-person event, no virtual ceremony: Report

Oscars 2021 will be held on April 25 next year and will be an in-person event. The ceremony will not be virtual. However, it is still unclear how many guests will be allowed.

Oscars 2021 will be held in April.

The 93rd Academy Awards, or the Oscars 2021 will take place on April 25, 2021 and it will be an in-person event, a Variety.com report says. A representative from the Academy and channel ABC told Variety. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences has shifted the telecast to April 25.


The Variety report further states that the date of the event has been shifted to allow more films be eligible for the award as theatres are expected to open in spring season. It is yet to be known how many guests will be allowed inside the Dolby Theatre in LA, where the event is held every year. The seating capacity of Dolby Theatre is 3,400.

An awards publicist told Variety, “The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options.”


This year, director Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu is India’s entry to the Oscars. The film has been selected for the Best International Feature Film category and competed against The Disciple, Is Love Enough, Sir, Shikara, Chhappak, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Bulbbul, Serious Men, Shakuntala Devi, Chhlaang and Gulabo Sitabo.


The 92nd Academy Award were held on February 9 (February 10 IST) this year. Parasite won big by bagging four big awards – the Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. The South Korean film made Oscar history by becoming the first non-English film ever to win the Best Picture award. On the other hand, Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for his performance in Joker and Renée Zellweger won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Judy.

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