At the Academy Awards on Monday night, almost nothing is the same. The constellation is still huge – here you can find out all about the Corona Edition 2021.
This year’s Oscars start at two o’clock on Monday (Swiss time).
Due to the corona restrictions, the concept of the show had to be greatly modified this year.
There is a stellar occupation despite the pandemic.
Here you will find the most exciting facts about the 93rd Academy Awards.
Monday night (Swiss time) marks the highlight of the year for the film industry: the Academy Awards are being presented for the 93rd time. This after the two-month ceremony had to be postponed as a result of the ongoing corona pandemic – the Oscars should actually take place on February 28th.
Corona is also responsible for the fact that the design of the award ceremony this year is different from normal. We summarize the main facts of this year’s Oscar night.
It has long been known that, contrary to tradition, the 93rd annual award ceremony is not only broadcast from Los Angeles – but from various locations. Initially speaking of only one other studio in London, there is now also talk of a third location in Paris. And even in Los Angeles, the traditional Dolby Theater is not the only thing: broadcasts are also broadcast from Union Station’s historic train station.
With the locations in London and Paris, the aim is to involve international nominees who are currently unable or unable to travel to the US to take part in the ceremony. At the same time, the Oscar producers are sticking to their original arrangement: If possible, the nominees should not be connected via video call.
Big Hollywood Stars
There will also not be a single moderator at the Academy Awards this year. For the award ceremony, the Academy has included a full line-up of stars who are impressive: Brad Pitt (57), Reese Witherspoon (45), Joaquin Phoenix (46), Halle Berry (54), Bong Joon -ho (51) and Rita Moreno (89) are on display.
Strict mask requirements
When the stars appear in front of the camera at the 93rd Academy Awards – for example when picking up an Oscar on stage – they may, according to American media reports, take off their mouth and nose protection. If they are not in the picture, however, a strict mask requirement applies.
Corona tests were also performed carefully: an invited guest must be able to show at least three negative test results in order to attend the event.
And the red carpet? What exactly this looks like was kept secret from the beginning. First photos from LA show: There’s a shorter version than usual – but it’s going to be less hectic than in previous years anyway.
“Mank” by director David Fincher (58) leads the Oscar race with ten nominations. This is followed by six films, each fighting for six of the coveted gold images.
Including “Nomadland” by director Chloé Zhao. As reported by the British broadcaster BBC, experts expect this film to win in two of the central categories: “Best Film” and “Best Director”.
With us you will not miss anything: At 20min.ch we will keep you informed of the big winners and losers on Monday night.