The American Academy of Film Sciences and Arts, which is organizing the Oscars, announced that this year’s concert will take place next April, with personal attendance, and will be broadcast live from several locations.
A spokesperson for the Academy said, in a statement: “In order to organize a show in person as our global audience wants to watch it, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will be broadcast live from several locations, including the famous Dolby Theater.”
He continued, “To create a personal show that our global audience wants to watch while adapting to the requirements of the epidemic, the concert will be broadcast live from multiple locations, including the historic Dolby Theater,” in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dolby Theater in Hollywood has been a well-known venue for the Oscars for years. Audiences used to meet hundreds of the world’s top movie stars, gathered in the theater, which seats 3,400 seats, to attend a live show preceded by “red carpet” events full of photographers and crews.
On Tuesday, California overtook New York, as the US state with the largest number of deaths from the Coronavirus, as the Los Angeles area was severely affected by the epidemic.
The Academy rescheduled the Oscars for this year, from February 28 to next April 25, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
And other entertainment awards shows during the past year, which witnessed the outbreak of Corona, were coordinated with pre-recorded celebrations or virtual events, while the Grammy Awards postponed its ceremony, which was supposed to take place in January to next March.
The organizers said, last week, that the “Golden Globe” for cinema and television, which was postponed to February 28, will be held in Los Angeles and New York, with the participation of candidates from around the world.
Nominations for the 2021 Oscars will be announced on March 15th.