The 94th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 27. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 8 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Although this is a month early than the most recent Covid-challenged show on April 25, it is still a month later than the usual in most prior pre-pandemic years. In reality, AMPAS canceled its originally scheduled February 27 date in 2022 and rescheduled its customary Dolby location for late March instead.
After being extended to February 28 this year for a 14-month Oscar year rather than the regular 12 in the normal calendar year that has been in force since 1934, the eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration will revert to the ordinary December 31cutoff. As a result, this year will only be 10 months long, with a qualifying release date falling between March 1 and December 31, 2021. The Academy stated that qualifying standards for the 94th Academy Awards, which are still affected by the epidemic, will be consistent with the addendums established for the 93rd awards season, which may be seen here. That’s fantastic news for streamers.
A crucial part of the show’s advertising is obtaining the appropriate media time that the Academy and ABC require. It’s not unusual for the Winter Olympics to push the Oscars into March, but the fact that all of these events are merging this year makes it remarkable. It’s all about the timing. The Academy and its broadcast partner ABC are seeking to restore some feeling of routine and enthusiasm following the 93rd Academy Awards, which drew criticism from inside the Academy and its Board of Governors. Due to the pandemic’s constraints, it was held in Union Station and hit with a thud in the ratings.
In more than 200 countries across the world, ABC will broadcast the 94th Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre.
Here are the main dates for the 2021 Oscar season – all dates for the 94th Academy Awards are susceptible to change, which is an understatement given the turbulence of recent years:
Tuesday, December 21 Oscar Shortlists Announcement