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Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus Photo: ABC

Created: June 15, 2020 04:44 PM

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held on April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry.

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The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021.

Other entertainment industry awards shows are also in flux, like the Tony Awards. The 74th Tony Awards, originally set for June 7, has been postponed indefinitely. 
 

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