Due to the current situation due to COVID-19, a large part of the films have had to be exceptionally suspended or delayed. But how will the Goya Awards or the Oscars take place this 2021?
Since the Goya Awards, the board of directors of the Film Academy, has agreed for its next edition enter the competition the premieres online due to the coronavirus crisis. "The Goya 2021 bases will exceptionally accept those feature films that were scheduled to premiere in theaters and have been or will be forced to premiere directly on VOD platforms, as a result of the pandemic."
The Academy stresses that it is a exceptional measure, which will only affect the 35th edition of the Goya due to the eventual nature of the country. In this way, they make the usual norm that establishes the obligatory premiere in commercial theaters and with a box office open to the public eligible for the awards. With these measures, they have accommodated the films that were scheduled to be released in theaters and have been forced to do so in streaming.
The need to see movie theaters is reiterated.
Mariano Barroso, the current president of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, reiterates his commitment to exhibiting in movie theaters "as the ideal way to enjoy a movie. " The film institution confirms its defense of the collective and unique experience that is for the viewer to enjoy cinema in theaters.
Currently these are the measures they have taken although they affirm that they will change depending on the situation "At the moment in which the cinemas can reopen in security conditions and the exhibition is restored, the Academy will review the measure and may finalize it, keeping the rule of the premiere in commercial theaters to attend the awards"
Oscar Awards Could Be Suspended
Regarding the Oscar 2021 Awards may not be held on the usual dates According to Variety, one of the most relevant media in Hollywood.
In the month of April, the Academy decided temporarily modify a historical rule. To participate in the Oscar race, the films need to have been released in a movie theater and remain for at least seven days. The movie can be published directly to a streaming service. Mind you, you must have previously planned a theatrical release and still meet all other prerequisites.
Moreover, they warn that this is a temporary exception and it will return to the usual rules once the COVID-19 situation ends. In fact they warn that once the confinement ends and the cinemas open again will revert to pre-criteria. When this occurs they will also allow screenings to be in more theaters than Los Angeles County, extending this to theaters in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Miami and Atlanta.
Other organizations such as the Golden Globes and the Emmys have not yet said how they are preparing, it is likely that soon we will begin to receive some important changes. At the moment, we are waiting for the confirmation or cancellation of the most mediatic ceremony with a massive red carpet of celebrities and stages full of artists.
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