The Academy Confirms 2021 Oscars will be held ‘In-Person’

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The Academy says it plans to hold the 2021 Oscars ceremony in front of a live audience on April 25, 2021, according to a new report.

The vaunted film-awards ceremony will not be a virtual experience, despite the ongoing pandemic. “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” a source said.

The Academy had previously pushed back the date of the ceremony by two months to April 25, 2021, with the hope that the extended time would allow more films to be seen and to qualify for the deadline. 

Recent awards ceremonies have featured a blend of pre-taped and live moments, with the 2020 Emmys including footage of winners accepting the awards from their homes. Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel ran the proceedings from the audience-free Staples Centre. 

A 2021 Oscars host has yet to be announced, and it’s unclear whether the Academy will follow its recent trend of not choosing an official emcee.

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