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Covid-19: Academy to allow only films streamed online for Oscars 2021

A film must be made available on the secure Academy Screening Room member-only streaming site within 60 days of its streaming or VOD release


For the 93rd awards ceremony only, the films that had a planned theatrical release but are initially made available on a commercial streaming or video on-demand (VOD) service may qualify in the best picture

Agencies Los Angeles
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will allow only those films that are streamed online for the forthcoming Oscars in the wake of the industry-wide shutdown to check the spread of coronavirus.

The organisers of the annual awards made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that the Covid-19 outbreak had forced the Academy to make the "temporary exception" due to the shutdown of theatres.

Earlier, the Academy required a film to be shown in a commercial motion picture theatre in Los Angeles County for a theatrical qualifying run of at least seven consecutive days, during which period screenings must

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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 1:17 PM IST

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