Each year, the Academy Awards are held to honor all aspects of the film industry. Referred to as the Oscars, these prestigious awards bring together a community to discuss and think about film beyond just fanatics and critics, but to the much wider audience of all who enjoy and consume film. Despite the effect COVID-19 and public precautions have had on the cinema, the Oscars in 2021 are still adapting to make it as normal of an experience as it possibly can be.
Though the ceremony was originally scheduled for Feb. 28, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement in June postponing it by two months due to the pandemic. The current date is set for April 25, 2021 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.