Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Because of travel ban and quarantine
Oscars could come to Europe
The Oscars will be presented in Los Angeles in April. In contrast to other events, people want to do without video switching there. However, many of the nominees will probably not be able to travel due to Corona. The Academy has to rethink and is now planning locations in Europe.
The Oscar Academy has apparently responded to complaints from nominees who do not live in the USA and therefore cannot attend the film awards ceremony in person. The event in Los Angeles will take place on April 25th and should get along without zooming if possible, it was initially said. Anyone who cannot travel to the USA due to corona requirements and quarantine rules would be left out. Now there are probably new plans that provide for European Oscar locations where nominees could come together.
The organizers of the Oscar show, including “Ocean’s Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh, are said to have already presented the nominees the new plans, according to “The Hollywood Reporter”. Accordingly, there should be venues in London and Paris because of the travel restrictions. According to media reports, Soderbergh apologized for the lack of transparency, but allegedly also said about zooming: “We hope it doesn’t come to that.” The show’s producers apparently encouraged anyone who can travel to Los Angeles for the event to do the same.
Many big stars affected
A significant number of nominees, including Promising Young Woman star Carey Mulligan and the film’s writer and director Emerald Fennell, live in the UK. Other well-known names that could be affected include Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Riz Ahmed (each nominated for “Best Actor”), Olivia Colman (nominated for “Best Supporting Actress”) and Sacha Baron Cohen, who can hope for two golden boys: “Borat 2” is nominated for “Best Adapted Screenplay” and Cohen is nominated for “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for “Best Supporting Actor”.
Even the nominees in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category could have problems getting there. In the running are “Another Round” from Denmark, “Better Days” from Hong Kong, “Collective” from Romania, “The Man Who Sold His Skin” from Tunisia and “Qu Vadis, Aida?” from Bosnia and Herzegovina.