Due to the current pandemic crisis in the coronavirus, a film industry was, among many others, deeply affected. For this reason, studios were forced to change their dates debut of his films. Considering that the year 2020 will feature (or at least count on) productions by directors such as Wes Anderson and Christopher Nolan, among others, the annual award ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may change.
Some changes for the coming year have already been announced. In April, the organizers of the awards announced that films released by services that do not have screenings in theaters are still eligible for the Oscar 2021. Before, a film should be on at least seven days. With that, they can gain even more strength.
The Power of Streaming
As in recent years, the Netflixmainly, it will distribute films by great directors. At the Oscar 2020, the company received 21 nominations and won 2 Oscar awards: ‘Best Documentary’, for, and ‘Best Supporting Actress’, for Laura Dern in.
For next year’s ceremony, Netflix already has strong contenders like, directed by David Fincher, and Spike Lee. And, with few premieres outside of the services, Netflix can again take over the 2021 awards.
Cancellation? It happened with the Festival de Cannes
Known as one of the biggest film festivals in the world, the Cannes Festival has been postponed. Before, it would take place between May 12th and 23rd, and it was considered to happen between June and July. The changes now refer to the way in which the event should occur.
Despite this, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival have launched an online film market. Conceived by Jérôme Paillard, director of the festival’s film market, the Marché du Film Onlin will be held between the 22nd and 26th of June.
Following in the footsteps of the Cannes Festival, the Academy may now consider a postponement and a change in the format of the awards, in addition to the platform for transmitting nominated films.
Two ceremonies in the same year
In 1930, not just one, but two Oscar ceremonies took place. On the occasion, the awards were held in April and November. Furthermore, 2021 would not be the first year without an Oscar, since it happened in 1933. With that, there is the possibility of the past being remembered for the 93rd edition.
Some films that have already been postponed
Many films that were eagerly awaited by the public had their dates of postponed debuts.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the film would open in April 2020. Featuring big stars in the cast, like the Oscar winner, Rami Malek, the premiere of the last film in the franchise starring Daniel Craig was relocated to November 12.
Adapted from Disney’s 1998 animation, it was postponed to July 23. The film, which was due to open in March, was one of the most anticipated of the year, mainly by the public that wants an opportunity to revisit this successful design in another way.
The sequel to director John Krasinski’s horror hit would debut on March 8, but with the arrival of the pandemic, its date was changed to September 24.
Directed by the artistic Wes Anderson, it features stars such as Christoph Waltz, Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, among other great movie stars. The work tells the story of the French department of a fictional Kansas newspaper.
Previously, its debut was scheduled for July 24, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced the postponement to October 16, 2020.
Another postponed Disney film was. The work, which would open on May 1 in Brazil, would open phase 4 of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). However, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the film was postponed to November 6.
Films that have already premiered and may appear at the Oscars
Despite the postponement of the film premiere, some productions that have already been released this year are strong (or not so) candidates to be selected by the Academy. Some of the best films of the year so far can paint in a possible Oscar of 2021.
With Margot Robbie in the lead role, the film portrays the adventures of Harlequin, Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) against the Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
For her outstanding performance among films that have already been released, Margot Robbie is not so far from being remembered by the Academy, and may even receive a nomination. In addition, the film draws attention for its costumes and makeup, and a likelihood of appearing in these categories exists.
This film tells the story of a woman (Elizabeth Moss) who is terrified by her invisible boyfriend. In addition to a great performance by Elizabeth Moss, the film features a solid script, something that can even be remembered in the category of ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’, since the original is from 1933.
This exciting animation depicts the journey of two elves, who want to find out if the magic still exists. There is no denying the impressive quality with which Pixar develops its animations. In addition to having won several statuettes in the category of ‘Best Animation’ at the Oscars, some cartoons from the company have even been nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Film’.
Launched by Netflix, the documentary tells how a camp for the disabled started a revolution when its campers became activists for the rights of people with disabilities.
The documentary demonstrates very well the transition from campers to activists. Following in the footsteps of, which is also produced by the Obama couple and also released by Netflix, an Oscar 2021 nomination and victory, if any, would not be unlikely.