The coronavirus pandemic has caused industries to suffer greatly and put a wrench in everyone’s plans. The 2021 Oscars have also been delayed due to the coronavirus and also to let producers and filmmakers have more time to qualify for the Oscars.

Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said that it is “determined to present an Oscars like none other”.

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Since 2001, the Oscars have been hosted at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the 2021 Oscars will also be held there but the organisers are also looking at a slew of other venues.

An academy spokesperson confirmed that cinema’s biggest ceremony will be broadcast from multiple locations on the 25th of April this year. The Oscars will be a big gala like always but will prioritise the public health and safety of all those who will participate.

The Hindu reports that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brokovich producer Stacey Sher and awards show veteran Jesse Collins will be producing the telecast. However, we are yet to be informed whether or nor the show will have a host.

It was earlier announced that India’s official entry to the Oscars, Jallikattu did not make it to the shortlist but another film, Bittu has made it to the Academy’s’ Live Action Short Film’ shortlist. Bittu is directed by Karishma Dev Dube and is backed by Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap and Ruchikaa Kapoor under their cinema collective Indian Women Rising.

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