Hollywood’s greatest stars will grace the stage for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, the first in-person award ceremony since the start of the pandemic.
Oscar Sunday will air live from Los Angeles, CA at 3:30 p.m. PT or 6:30 p.m. ET on April 25. The event was pushed back from its traditional February date in light of the pandemic.
The film industry is eager to get back to in-person events, and to celebrate the transition back to normal movie theater experiences, but the producers of the Oscars have changed some key parts such as the ceremony’s location and the number of people who can attend.
The ceremony will be different from previous award shows during the pandemic. Winners will give speeches in person and there will be no virtual form of attendance. Capacity is limited to 170 guests for an intimate ceremony.
It will take place close to USC in downtown LA’s Union Station, where over 150 films have been shot, instead of the usual Hollywood Dolby Theatre.
The Oscars also revealed a new theme: “Bring your movie love” in a promotional trailer on March 18. The producers’ goal is for fans to watch this year’s Academy Awards with an “affection for movie making.”
Not only will fans be seeing physical changes, but the nominees this year feature the Academy’s most diverse acting class ever. There are currently nine actors of color up for the running. Some of these actors include Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Steven Yeun (“Minari”) and Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”).
The black-and-white film “Mank”, directed by David Fincher, earned 10 nominations including best picture. This film has the most nominations this year.
“Nomandland” and “Minari” also received several nominations and are expected to rack in awards.
The 93rd Academy Awards marks a new beginning for the film industry as it attempts to rebound from the pandemic and bring back the excitement of going to movie theaters.
Of course, don’t forget to tune into the Red Carpet Ceremony beforehand to see all your favorite celebrities finally strut the red carpet again in their best looks!