It seems every Tom, Dick and Harry has been affected by the pandemic and that includes The Oscars which always bring out Hollywood’s best and brightest stars for a night of glitz and glamour.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network has confirmed the 93rd Oscars ceremony will be moved to Sunday, April 25th 2021. It was originally scheduled for February 28th 2021.

David Rubin the Academy President and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson released a statement saying, “For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times.

They certainly have this year. Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control.

This coming Oscars and the opening of our new museum will mark a historic moment, gathering movie fans around the world to unite through cinema.”

This shift in date also means that more films will have more time to be completed and released to be eligible for awards.