Report: The Academy May Postpone The 2021 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly leaning towards postponing next year’s Oscars.

The film industry has been hit hard with the concerns of the worldwide pandemic by halting productions, shutting down theaters, and delaying release dates. There’s currently no timetable for when movie theaters will return to normal, but everyone has their eyes set on Mulan and Tenet with their release dates planted in July for the time being. Many are also looking ahead to how this will affect the 2021 Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced new changes to accommodate the unusual landscape in 2020 with VOD-exclusive films eligible for the first time ever. An expanded theatrical run for eligible films in major markets outside of Los Angeles was also recently announced. While next year’s Oscars won’t take place until February 2021, Variety is now reporting that The Academy is leaning towards postponing the awards, but no official decision has been made yet.

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Here is the official synopsis for the Academy Award-winning film, Joker:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

The 93rd Academy Awards are currently set to air February 28, 2021 on ABC. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest developments regarding next year’s Oscars and free to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.