We have the date pointed to fire in our head and it is that on April 25 the Oscars 2021 are held, after being delayed by the complications of the pandemic. This is a very special occasion, because unlike other awards such as the Golden Globes, the Oscars will be held on 25 April 2021, the gala will be entirely in person. American nominees will have no problem getting to Los Angeles, but this is how European guests will be able to attend.
The 2021 Oscars will be in person and will have two stages in Los Angeles
Hollywood has it clear: the show must go on and, respecting the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19, the Oscars 2021 will be face-to-face. For this, the traditional Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles has been booked with capacity for 3,400 people and Union Station in the center of the city.
The plan is to go rotating the attendees inside the theater… when their categories arrive, so that everyone can be present. It seems that the organization is determined to prevent the film festival from being telematic, whatever it takes.
Locations in Europe so that no one is left out.
This news is wonderful for longtime red carpet lovers, but it turns bittersweet for guests who are currently in Europe and unable to travel. There’s a solution for them too, because many are talking about other venues in Paris and London where actors such as Gary Oldman, Olivia Colman, Carey Mulligan or Emerald Fennell can attend without having to cross the Atlantic.
Zoom is left out of the equation
Even with these simultaneous events in Europe there will be nominees who miss out on their big moment of glory. This is the case of Laura Paussini, nominated for Best Original Song for her song Io Sí from the film The Life Ahead. She is currently in Italy, where travel restrictions are very strict and it looks like she will have to attend telematically.
For these particular cases the Motion Picture Academy will have affiliations with local broadcasters to provide satellite connections and thus avoiding the technical problems of live Zoomwhich will be secondary as far as possible in order not to lose time and will give priority to live guests.
The security measures required for this gala in person
The decision to host the Hollywood party in person has come The decision to organise the Hollywood party in person has been controversial, given the possibility of making it telematic. like other galas this year or the dangers of contagion by Covid-19. But according to the American media, the intention is to recover “recover the essence of the galas before the health crisis.” To do this, they have taken a series of security measures.
First of all, attendees require a quarantine period upon arrival in Los Angeles.. Those guests in the United States must be isolated for five days, while the figure rises to 10 days for international travel. Those arriving from abroad are required to take two negative tests, both of which are funded by the Motion Picture Academy.
Controversy and uncertainty leave it all up in the air
It’s clear that the intention is to get back to where we all want to be, to those big gala parties, Haute Couture and posh guests that keep us up all night. But there’s a time for everything and it’s not clear that this is the right time. This is what many producers, actors and guest representatives are saying, and they see themselves as being at the right time. forced to slow down their schedules and work in order to comply with quarantines. necessary, pausing complete shoots. For all these reasons there are still many organizational doubts in the air that will not be cleared up until the live performance on April 25th.
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