Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts

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With nominations set and simply over a month till showtime, particulars are trickling out in regards to the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the lower.

“Our plan is that this yr’s Oscars will seem like a film, not a tv present,” mentioned present producers Jesse Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a press release Friday. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award successful director Glenn Weiss to direct the dwell broadcast on April 25.

Though significantly scaled down from a traditional yr, the producers have mentioned they’re dedicated to holding an in-person occasion at Los Angeles’ Union Station for nominees, presenters and restricted company. There will even be a dwell part on the Dolby Theatre, which has been residence to the Academy Awards since 2001.

However in contrast to the Golden Globes, which mixed in-person and Zoom parts in its bi-coastal broadcast, the Oscars do not make a digital ingredient doable for nominees who both can’t or don’t really feel snug attending. The producers mentioned they plan to deal with the occasion like an energetic film set with on-site COVID security groups and testing protocols.

And, sure, they anticipate attendees to decorate up.

“We’re aiming for a fusion of Inspirational and Aspirational, which in precise phrases means formal is completely cool if you wish to go there, however informal is admittedly not,” producers mentioned.

The 93rd Oscars can be broadcast dwell on ABC on April 25 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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