It's true! Next year's #Oscars will happen on April 25, 2021.— The Academy (@TheAcademy) June 15, 2020
Here's what else you need to know:
- The eligibility period for the Oscars will be extended to February 28, 2021
- Nominations will be announced on March 15, 2021
- @AcademyMuseum will open on April 30, 2021 pic.twitter.com/cTsqOfsf8k
Rumored to be announced this weekend, the Academy Board of Governors meet today and made the following new rules on this year's Oscars:
-- The ceremony has been postponed two months to April 25, 2021. It will still happen at the Dolby Theater and will still air live on ABC.
-- Films released in January and February of 2021 will now be eligible.
-- Nominations will be announced March 15.
-- The Governors Awards, held as a seperate event in November, has been canceled. Honorees and how they will be honoed will be announced at a later date.
-- The Sci-Tech Awards ceremony planned for June has also been postponed.
The Television Academy also had their own announcements to make today in regards to its award ceremonies:
Emmys: Creative Arts Goes Virtual, Gov Balls Cancelled; TV Academy And ABC Mull Sept 20 Show Format While Network Also Looking To Set Later Oscar Date https://t.co/qMpbaT54A2 pic.twitter.com/8WRqi2T3Nk— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 15, 2020
-- The Creative Arts Emmys, previously set for September 12 & 13, will now be virtual over not-yet-scheduled nights in September.
-- The Governor's Ball afterparties after both the Creative Arts and Primetime ceremonies have been canceled.
-- Primetime Emmy ceremony is still scheduled to take place September 20, but ABC and the TV Academy haven't said how (tho in-person seems incredibly unlikely given the changes they just made today).