The Academy Awards has re-scheduled the 2021 Oscar ceremony, from February 28 to April 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s Oscars ceremony will be an in-person event that will air live from multiple locations.
In a statement, spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said: “Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has caused havoc in the entertainment industry, the group is “determined to present an Oscars like none other while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate.”
“To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre.”
The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood has been the venue for the Oscars show for a number of years.
Normally, hundreds of the world’s top movie stars would gather in the 3 400-seat theater for a live show preceded by a red carpet packed with photographers and camera crews.
California on Tuesday surpassed New York as the US state with the most coronavirus deaths and the Los Angeles area has been particularly badly hit.