The Oscars ceremony in April might be an intimate, in-person gathering, held with out Zoom and restricted to nominees, presenters and their company, the producers stated on Thursday.
As a result of coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony for highest honours within the film trade might be held each on the Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and the standard house of the Academy Awards on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Everybody might be examined, and there might be a COVID-19 security crew on web site all through the night on April 25.
“There won’t be an choice to Zoom in for the present,” producers Steven Soderbergh, Jesse Collins and Stacey Sher stated in a notice to the greater than 200 nominees this yr.
“We’re going to nice lengths to offer a protected and ENJOYABLE night for all of you in particular person, in addition to for all of the thousands and thousands of movie followers all over the world, and we really feel the digital factor will diminish these efforts,” the producers added.
They stated nominees and their company would collect at a courtyard within the Union rail station, whereas different present parts can be held reside contained in the Dolby Theatre some 8 miles (12.9 km) away.
Usually, lots of of the world`s prime film stars would collect within the 3,400-seat theatre for a reside present preceded by a crimson carpet filled with photographers and digital camera crews. The attendance might be restricted to nominees, presenters and some company this yr.
Different awards exhibits in current months have changed the same old gatherings at gala dinners and on stage with pre-recorded appearances or digital occasions or a mixture.
Tv audiences have slumped, with the Golden Globes and the Grammys attracting the smallest numbers in a long time.
Nominations for the Oscars have been introduced on Monday, with Thirties Hollywood drama ‘Mank’ main the sphere with 10, adopted by ‘The Father,’ Black Panther story ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ Korean-language drama ‘Minari,’ ‘Nomadland,’ #MeToo revenge story ‘Promising Younger Girl,’ Amazon Studio deaf drama ‘Sound of Metallic,’ and Nineteen Sixties Vietnam Battle courtroom drama ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7.’ See the entire checklist of Oscar nominees here.