With nominations set and simply over a month till showtime, particulars are trickling out concerning 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,” stated present producers Jesse Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh in an announcement Friday. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award profitable director Glenn Weiss to direct the dwell broadcast on April 25.
Though significantly scaled down from a standard yr, the producers have stated they’re dedicated to holding an in-person occasion at Los Angeles’ Union Station for nominees, presenters and restricted friends. There may also be a dwell part on the Dolby Theatre, which has been house to the Academy Awards since 2001.
However not like the Golden Globes, which mixed in-person and Zoom components in its bi-coastal broadcast, the Oscars do not make a digital ingredient doable for nominees who both cannot or do not feel snug attending. The producers stated they plan to deal with the occasion like an lively 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 de facto not,” producers stated.
The 93rd Oscars can be broadcast dwell on ABC on April 25 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.