LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences introduced Thursday that 366 function movies are eligible to win Greatest Image on the Oscars this yr.
Beginning March 5, nomination voting will start and proceed via March 10. The nominations shall be introduced on March 15.
This yr, eligibility guidelines had been tweaked because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled the closure of theaters throughout the nation.
Usually, Oscar-hopeful movies should display for seven days to compete for an Academy Award, however the guidelines had been modified since indoor theaters stay closed in Los Angeles County.
This yr, movies should open in a theater by Feb. 28 and run for seven consecutive days in Los Angeles County, New York Metropolis, the Bay Space, Chicago, Miami or Atlanta. Drive-in theaters that function nightly are qualifying venues.
Movies that had been supposed for theatrical launch however debuted on a streaming service akin to Netflix also can qualify for the Oscars if they’re made accessible on the Academy’s safe Screening Room web site inside 60 days of its streaming launch.
Due to the pandemic, the 93rd Oscars had been pushed again to April 25. The delay apparently has Academy and ABC officers assured the celebs will be capable to collect on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The Academy introduced earlier this month that it’s “decided to current an Oscars like none different, whereas prioritizing the general public well being and security of all those that will take part.”
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