Director Steven Soderbergh will assist produce what organizers on Tuesday known as a re-envisioned Oscars awards present in April, however they didn’t say what type the ceremony would take.
Soderbergh, a finest director Oscar winner for “Traffic,” will produce the April 25 televised ceremony together with Hollywood veterans Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stated in a press release.
The annual ceremony, the very best honors within the film trade, was pushed again two months due to the shutdown in film manufacturing worldwide attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. It is simply the fourth time within the 93-year historical past of the Academy Awards that the scheduled date has been modified.
“The upcoming Oscars is the perfect occasion for innovation and for re-envisioning the possibilities for the awards show,” Academy President David Rubin and Chief Executive Dawn Hudson stated in Tuesday’s assertion.
Television and film awards exhibits because the pandemic resulted in large enterprise and exercise restrictions have been a mix of digital, pre-recorded and reside occasions, largely with out purple carpets and audiences.
Tuesday’s assertion gave no particulars of how the 2021 Oscars would happen. The ceremony is normally held on the three,400-seat Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, however Los Angeles is presently beneath a lockdown which prohibits mixing with different households and has pressured eating places and plenty of different companies to close down within the face of a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations.
“We’re thrilled and terrified in equal measure,” Soderbergh, Collins and Sher stated within the assertion. “Because of the extraordinary situation we’re all in, there’s an opportunity to focus on the movies and the people who make them in a new way, and we hope to create a show that really FEELS like the movies we all love.”
The Oscars will likely be televised reside on ABC tv on April 25, and in additional than 225 nations worldwide.
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