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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly considering postponing the 93 Academy Awards.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly considering postponing the 93 Academy Awards, a source familiar with the event told Variety that although the next Academy Awards ceremony is not until February 28, 2021, “it is likely to be postponed”. Any news beyond the postponement, including a possible new date, has not yet been confirmed. Another source said the date of February 2021 is still on the calendar.

In early April, the Academy announced a change in the eligibility rule for Best Picture, general category and specialty categories due to the closure of Los Angeles theaters in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Films that were initially scheduled for theatrical release but have gone directly to commercial streaming or video-on-demand (VOD) service due to COVID-19 are now eligible for the awards.

The film must fulfill all other eligibility requirements and be available on the Academy’s private streaming site, for members only, within 60 days of the release of the streaming or VOD title.

Stay tuned for future updates on the “new normal“.