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Only nominees, their guests and presenters can attend the Oscars
March 16th, 2021 under Oscars. [ Comments: none ]

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For months, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has been trying to figure out how to hold the Oscars on April 25th during a pandemic. They finally found a way, and yesterday they sent out a letter to their members. Most of whom will not be able to buy a ticket to the shindig.

That is because Academy President David Rubin said in the letter that was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, “This year, those attending the awards in person will be nominees, their guest, and presenters.”

The Oscars will also be held at two different locations in Los Angeles, Union Station in DTLA and Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. I wonder if the winners are going to be at one location and the losers at the other? We will find out soon enough.

There was even more sad news for everyone. The Academy also canceled the “Oscar Nominees Luncheon and such beloved Oscar-week occasions as the International Feature Film nominee cocktail reception, and public programming for the Short Film, Documentary, Animated Feature, International Feature Film and Makeup and Hairstyling categories. I’m sorry to add that this year’s awards also will not include a post-Oscars Governors Ball celebration, or Oscar Night watch parties in London and New York.”

With all of that said, they promise it will be “an Oscars show like none other, to honor the extraordinary movies, memorable performances and achievements in filmmaking of the past year.”

That highly doubt. The nominations are a bunch of movies that no one has seen even though, most of them are available on streaming services for us to view.

Plus, there is no host. They need one to keep the madness sane for the viewer at home.

I have been saying and will continue to say; they should have just canceled this year’s show.

Are you going to watch it?


This is the closest Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra will get to an Oscar nom
March 10th, 2021 under Jonas Brothers, Oscars, Priyanka Chopra. [ Comments: 1 ]

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have some big news to share. No, they are not pregnant. No, they are not getting a divorce. So what is it? They are going to announce the Oscar nominations on Monday morning at 5:19a.

It is an interesting decision because when I think of Oscar movies, I think of them. No, I don’t. Have either of them been in a movie that was even close to getting an Oscar nom? Razzies, yes. Oscars, no.

If they wanted couples, why not go with Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones?

This makes no sense to me. Just like having an Academy Awards this year doesn’t make sense.


The Oscars will go on with an in-person audience
February 10th, 2021 under Oscars. [ Comments: 1 ]

We are still two months away from the Oscars, and today we learned more about what we can expect from Hollywood’s biggest night this unusual year.

“In this unique year that has asked so much of so many, the Academy is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate,” a spokesperson for the Academy said in a statement. “To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre. We look forward to sharing more details soon.”

Personally, I still think it is ridiculous for them to hold the Oscars. Not just because of the pandemic, but also because it was not a normal year for movies. No movie has been released nationwide side mid-March. Of the movies that will most likely get the noms, most people will not have seen them. I mean, worse than year’s past. Thus, I think it is a stupid idea.

However, doing it at different locations, so that the nominees from all over the world can attend without traveling, is a smart idea.

What would also be a smart idea is having a master of ceremonies to tie it all together. Without one, it is going to feel disjointed. I think someone that everyone loves would be a great host, someone like Tom Hanks or The Rock.

The Academy Awards will take place on April 25th.


Will Oscar attendees get the COVID-19 vaccine to attend?
December 29th, 2020 under Oscars. [ Comments: none ]

The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences announced that this year’s Oscars will be an in-person event whether to coronavirus pandemic is over or not.

How are they going to do it safely? That is what they are considering now. According to Daily Mail, one of their options is that everyone who attends will have to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

There are many problems with that. I am sure several of the people will not be willing to get it because they are antivaccine. The other problem is, will the vaccine be ready to give to everyone to get their first dose by March 24th? I will go ballistic if they jump the line to get the shot while my loved ones and I will have to wait longer to receive it. I am sure I would not be the only one.

It would be another reason for people to hate Hollywood.

Plus, what is really the point of having them this year when almost all of the movie theaters will have been closed for 13 months on April 25th?

Would you mind if the Oscars took a year off? And how would you feel if Oscar attendees skipped the line to get the vaccine just to attend Hollywood’s biggest night?


The Oscars are delayed until to April 25th
June 15th, 2020 under Coronavirus, Oscars. [ Comments: 1 ]


Today, the Television Academy announced that the Creative Emmys is going virtual, they canceled the Governors Ball, and they are still not sure what they are going to do with the Emmys on September 20th. because of the coronavirus pandemic.

While TV’s night is still questionable, the movies’ night is not. The Movie Academy revealed today that the Oscars are moving from February 28th to April 25th. Not only that, they extended the date that studios have to release their films in the theaters. Instead of New Year’s Eve being the cutoff date, the studios now have until the day when the Oscars were supposed to have aired. There goes my friend’s chances of his movie Bloodshot getting a nomination for Best Picture.

According to the Associated Press, this is the fourth time they have been delayed. “The ceremony was pushed back a week because of disastrous flooding in Los Angeles in 1938. In 1968, it was delayed two days following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And in 1981, it was put off for 24 hours after President Ronald Reagan was shot in Washington D.C. The 1981 decision was made four hours before the broadcast was scheduled to begin.”

It will be intersting to see where our world will be in April, and if they can go on as they have gone on in the past.

As of now, when it comes to the bigger awards shows, the Tonys is indefintely postposed and no word on the Grammys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards. I am sure the latter two will be affected by AMPAS’s decision. I mean, they can’t have a different eligibility date than the Oscars. Can they?

Was anyone else hoping that Awards season was just outright cancelled?


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