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As we near the end of a bizarre, pandemic-shaped awards season, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony makes no promises — except that masks will be required attire.
The program, taking place on Sunday (two months delayed from its original date), is produced by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins, who sent a letter in March telling nominees that Zoom appearances will not be allowed, according to People. The in-person event will take place at both Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood – as well as at satellite locations across the planet – and nominees who choose to attend are encouraged to wear not-casual attire.
“We’re aiming for a fusion of Inspirational and Aspirational, which in actual words means formal is totally cool if you want to go there, but casual is really not,” the letter said.
With a slimmed-down attendee list of only presenters, those nominated, and their guest and the event being treated “as an active movie set” in terms of COVID protocol, producers must have something truly unusual planned, and we’re eager to see how it stands up to past events.
While we wait to see what’s in store on the 2021 red carpet and during the event spectacle, we’ve had a look at the Oscars events of the past decade and ranked them below from best to worst. So does anyone beat Anne Hathaway and James Franco as hosts of the worst Academy Awards ceremony in the past 10 years? Read on to find out.
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST on April 24, 2021, on ABC.