The Academy Announces New Changes For Next Year’s Oscars

The Academy announced some changes for next year’s Oscars due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected numerous facets of our world, including the entertainment industry. Some of the biggest events in the world such as the 2020 Summer Olympics, have now been postponed to next year. With so many films being pushed back and productions shut down, there’s been a lot of questions on what next year’s Oscars will look like with only three months worth of films released so far.

There’s no telling when movie theaters will re-open again, but many films have gone the VOD route. On Tuesday, The Academy announced some changes for next year’s Oscars. The first being that the Academy will now allow for films that are released exclusively through streaming to be eligible for the 93rd edition of the ceremony for the first time.

The Academy also announced that they will be merging sound mixing and sound editing into one category for best sound. Last year, Ford v Ferrai won best sound editing while 1917 took home the award for best sound mixing. It was also announced that a film’s score must be at least 60 percent original in order for the film to qualify. It’s likely that more changes to next year’s Oscars will be coming as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

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Here is the synopsis for the reigning Oscars best picture winner Parasite:

Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki Woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heartwrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Directed by Joon Ho Bong, Parasite stars Kang Ho Song, Sun Kyun Lee, Yeo Jeong Cho, Woo Shik Choi, So Dam Park, Jung Eun Lee, andHyae Jin Chang.

Parasite is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, digital, and currently streaming on Hulu. Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

Source: The Academy

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.