“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Island in the Stream…

Posted on April 28, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Films that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for this year’s Oscars, but only for 2020.  The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry. It is an unprecedented move.

“`Oscar eligibility has been a major issue since stay at home and social distancing orders led to both the cancellation of major film festivals and the closure of movie theaters. Previously, a flick needed a minimum seven-day theatrical run at a Los Angeles County commercial theater in order to be eligible.  Now, productions that had a previously planned theatrical release, but are made available on a home video on demand service, may qualify for all categories.

“`Once theaters re-open, the exemption will end. Many expect cinemas nationwide to reopen by June or July. If that happens, the film academy will expand qualifying theaters beyond Los Angeles County to include venues in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta.

“`Earlier this month, the academy donated six million dollars to help motion picture employees and their families during this crisis. The 93rd Academy Awards are still scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on February 28, 2021.


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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