Could this be the end of the Oscars' red carpet as we know it?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have to press pause on the big night
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Could this be the end of the Oscars' red carpet as we know it?
Allison Williams in Armani Privé on the Oscar 2018 red carpet

According to several sources, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering delaying the 93rd Oscars night scheduled for February 2021.

Sources who agreed to speak anonymously, say final plans are vague at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to uncertainties. However, as of today, the television broadcast is set for 28 February 2021, on ABC.

“It’s likely they’ll be postponed,” one of the sources familiar with the issue revealed. Even so, other sources say that the date hasn’t changed according to ABC.

In April, when new temporary regulation was announced due to the COVID-19, Academy president David Rubin mentioned that it was too soon to predict the 2021 Oscar telecast.

“It’s impossible to know what the landscape will be,” he said. “We know we want to celebrate film, but we do not know exactly what form it will take.”

It is uncertain if postponing the Oscars will as well mean that the Academy will permit films released after the year-end due date to qualify for the 2021 Academy Awards.

As of right now, you can enjoy watching all previous Oscars on ABC’s streaming, YouTube TV, Sling TV and DirecTV.

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