COVID has wrecked almost everything in the past year, including the Oscars, which are two months late this year. The delay makes 2021 the fourth year in history to have postponed the Oscars! But better late than never, Hollywood’s big night is finally here. Like everything else this year, the Oscars will look a little different than usual. Wondering how? We are here to clear your doubts on how the Oscars 2021 night looks like!
The start of the scene
The telecast will begin at 8 pm ET with no host for the third time in a row! The red carpets open at around 6 pm ET and you would see your favourite stars in a fusion of Inspirational and Aspirational looks, that is, get ready for tuxes, gowns and, all the class as the theme for the whole event is 'Bring your movie love.' Before you go on and expect a matching mask with gowns, much to our surprise, the Oscars will be a mask-less awards ceremony!
Owing to the pandemic, only nominees get to attend the event with one guest each. Although this means acceptance speeches will be real instead of zoom calls.
Traditionally held at the Dolby Theatre, the Oscars would be held across a few venues like Union station this year.
Most details of the ceremony are kept cryptic, but this is what makes it also intriguing, right? Steven Soderbergh told LA Time:
In terms of its visual approach, its cutting patterns, the way it sounds, everything is going to feel more like a film.
So, we guess we will be viewing an Oscar film tonight!
In 2020, most of the movies were released on TV, as opposed to in theatres. Usually, this would make them ineligible an Oscars nomination, however this time you might see some films that were supposed to release on the big screen, but had to go straight to the little screen. Apart from this, the usual timeline of films till 31 December has been extended to 28 February.
History in making
For the first time ever, two Asian men are up for the best actor award—Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed. Ahmed is also the first Muslim to ever be nominated for best actor. Also, Chadwick Boseman is the only black actor nominated posthumously. On the other hand, Anthony Hopkins is the oldest nominee for the best actor award!