The 93rd edition of the popular Osar Awards It will be very different from that of previous years. In fact, the sector is already preparing for a ceremony that is far from usual due to the coronavirus. But also, the Hollywood academy It has taken an unprecedented measure: it has modified this Tuesday the regulations for the Awards and has approved an exceptional measure that will allow films that have not been shown in theaters to be candidates.
“Until further notice, and only for the 93rd Awards, films that had a theatrical release planned, but were previously available on a digital broadcast service –streaming-, may be eligible for the best film categories, the general and specialty sections ”, informed the Academy in a statement sent to Efe.
They usually have the obligation to premiere in theaters although their boom comes with streaming platforms, as was the case with The Irish in the 2020 edition.
“The Academy firmly believes that there is no better way to experience the magic of movies than to see them in a theater. Our commitment to that has not changed and is unwavering. However, the historically tragic COVID-19 pandemic needs this temporary exception to our award eligibility rules, “stated its president, David Rubin, and its CEO, Dawn Hudson.
Never before in history have the organizers of the Oscars taken this measure, which will cease to apply once federal, state and local authorities allow the reopening of cinemas.