2021 Oscars will be held 'in-person' - reports

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Oscars statue is displayed on the red carpet area on the eve of the 92nd Oscars ceremony.
Oscars statue is displayed on the red carpet area on the eve of the 92nd Oscars ceremony.
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Oscars 2021 will not be a virtual affair.

A representative for the Academy and the ABC network told Variety: "The Oscars in-person telecast will happen."

The Academy has postponed their annual ceremony to 25 April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They also changed their rules allowing movies that skipped the big screen this year to contend for Oscars.

READ MORE | The Academy changes Oscars 2021 rules due to coronavirus pandemic

An awards publicist told the trade publication that: "The Academy has done a walk through of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options."

Whatever happens the 93rd Academy Awards will surely be different this year. The Golden Globes has been delayed to 28 February and the Baftas has been moved to 11 April. While the Grammys are scheduled to take place on 31 January at the Staples Centre, no logistics have been announced yet.

In September the virtual Emmy's hosted by Jimmy Kimmel had the lowest-ever Emmy ratings.

READ MORE | Jimmy Kimmel reacts after virtual Emmys attracts lowest-ever audience

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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