After being postponed earlier this year, the 2021 Oscars is finally upon us. Come Sunday, April 25th, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will take place. And this year, the celebs are finally leaving their homes and gearing up for an in-person show! Read on for all of the details.
Producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacy Sher, and Jesse Collins released a statement in March, informing the show's usual attendees that there will not be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in-person. That's right! After a year full of virtual events, Zooming-in to the 2021 Oscars is a no-go, but the televised event is still on!
As for why this was the ultimate decision, the producers explained, "We are going to great lengths to provide a safe and ENJOYABLE evening...and we feel the virtual thing will diminish those efforts." So, how are they planning to keep everyone safe and secure? Per their official statement, the show's producers have a plan.
An Academy spokesperson shared plans for the historically extravagant event. "To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations," they explained.
While it was revealed that the landmark Dolby Theater would be one of those locations, the in-person event will reportedly also be held at Union Station in Los Angeles, with "Additional elements." We aren't exactly sure what those elements will entail, but we're sure excited to find out! As for which of this year's comedy hits are nominated for the iconic award show?
Leading the number of nominations amongst comedic films are drama-comedy Mank (directed by David Fincher) and thriller-comedy Promising Young Woman (directed by Emerald Fennell). Both hits are nominated for Best Picture and Directing. And that's not all - Mank's Gary Oldman and Promising Young Woman's Carey Mulligan are nominated for Actor/Actress in a Leading Role. Read up on more of this year's nominees here.