The COVID-19 pandemic has made SNL to Emmy Awards online, and now Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has given a green signal to drive-in movies to qualify for the Oscars 2021.
On Tuesday, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted for some exceptional amendments to its usual rules due to the coronavirus outbreak which has shut theatres throughout the nation.
Traditionally, films have to finish a week in Los Angeles County theatre, with at least three shows a day, even to be qualified for the Oscars.
This time it is decided for the next year Oscar, theatres in main cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami. First, it will need to qualify as commercial venues as far as the film in question screens one every day for a seven-day succession.
The Board of Governors moreover modified their eligibility guidelines in a meeting on Tuesday as theatres resume throughout the country.
The board declared that films might forthwith pass with a theatrical release in an extended listing of cities that includes Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco for screening for a minimum of three times every day for a period of seven days.
The Academy had previously announced in April this year that for the 2021 Oscars, all the films which were to be released theatrical, but due to the pandemic chose to release through commercial streaming, VOD service or other broadcasts like Mulan did will also qualify for nomination.
The films are instructed to be made accessible on the Academy’s protected screening room affiliate site in 60 days of the film’s streaming/VOD release or broadcast and remains optional for the films that release theatrically.
As per the news, Oscars are planned for April 25, 2021.