2021 Oscar Awards: curiosities and anecdotes

Everything is ready for the great gala of The Oscar Awards. It is an unmissable event and not only for movie lovers, but also for those passionate about fashion and fame, since the protagonists wear their best suits and dresses.

This year, the Gala will be something different because of the pandemic. The organization will make sure to maintain all health and security measures. In this way, we want to continue with the essence of the awards and, therefore, predictably, the delivery will be face-to-face, following the famous phrase of the ‘show must go on’.

Here are some curiosities to highlight.

The first ceremony was held in 1929

The first Oscars ceremony was held in May 1929 at a private luncheon at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and attended by more than 250 people. Then, the traditional party was organized where an infinity of guests from the American jet set gathered. Of course, in these first editions, the winners were announced three months before the ceremony was held.

There will be unexpected surprises for the guests

The Oscars 2021 have everything ready to surprise their guests. This year they will be held on Sunday, April 25, a date that has been much debated by the organization and that has changed in recent months. The organizers have decided that it be held in person with different venues, both in Los Angeles and New York, and with many surprises during the ceremony.

A gala without a presenter

Regarding the presenter, the truth is that the organization has bet, in recent years, that there is no director of ceremonies. A decision that has always been highly applauded. Therefore, unless there is last minute confirmation from the organizers, no one is expected to present the Oscars 2021.

The red carpet, an unknown

For those more passionate about fashion, who do not want to miss the red carpet, maybe this year is a little more complicated. Most likely, there is no walkway to avoid contact between people, as was done at the beginning of the 21st century.

For the first time, two women nominated for ‘best director’

This year is the first time, in the history of the Oscars, that two women have been nominated for Best Director. They are Emerald Fennell by Promising Young Woman and Chloe Zhao by Nomadland. Additionally, Zhao is the first Asian female director to be nominated.

Without representation of Spanish cinema

Spanish cinema will not have the best of luck this year, since there is no national film nominated. The short film La voz humana, by Pedro Almodóvar, has not been nominated for an Oscar for best fiction short film. Thus, we are left without representation in one of the film galas with the most impact worldwide.