Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

Awards will now be held April 25
2020 Oscars statues outside red carpet
Posted at 2:48 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 16:55:19-04

LOS ANGELES — For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held on April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic's effects on the movie industry.

The Academy's Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021.

Other entertainment industry awards shows are also in flux, like the Tony Awards.

The 74th Tony Awards, originally set for June 7, has been postponed indefinitely.