Oscars will look like a movie, not a TV show, producers say at awards show


With the nominations set and just over a month before showtime, details are spilling out of the 93rd Oscars and neither the sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut.

“Our plan is for this year’s Oscars to look like a movie, not a TV show,” show producers Jesse Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh said in a statement Friday. They hired Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning director Glenn Weiss to lead the live broadcast on April 25.

While significantly reduced from a typical year, the producers said they made a commitment to host an in-person event at Union Station in Los Angeles for nominees, presenters and limited guests. There will also be a live component at the Dolby Theater, which has hosted the Oscars since 2001.

But unlike the Golden Globes, which combined in-person and Zoom elements in its bi-coastal broadcast, the Oscars don’t make a virtual element possible for nominees who can’t or don’t feel comfortable attending. . The producers said they plan to treat the event as an active film set with on-site COVID security teams and testing protocols.

And, yes, they expect participants to dress up.

“We’re aiming for a fusion of inspiration and inspiration, which actually means formal is totally cool if you want to go, but casual really isn’t,” the producers said.

The 93rd Academy Awards will air live on ABC on April 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET.


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