LOS ANGELES • Subsequent 12 months’s pandemic-hit Oscars will likely be produced by Contagion (2011) director Steven Soderbergh, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences introduced on Tuesday, as Hollywood’s greatest evening lastly begins to take form.
The ceremony set to happen on April 25 has been postponed because of the coronavirus and seen its movie eligibility guidelines relaxed because of the lack of open cinemas, whereas its format nonetheless stays unclear.
However the Los Angeles-based academy on Tuesday unveiled “a dream crew who will reply instantly to those instances” in creating the present.
“The upcoming Oscars is the right event for innovation and for re-envisioning the chances for the awards present,” mentioned president David Rubin and chief government Daybreak Hudson in an announcement.
Soderbergh, 57, who gained a Finest Director Oscar for Site visitors (2000), will likely be joined in planning the ceremony by former Grammy Awards producer Jesse Collins and movie producer Stacey Sher.
He and Sher had labored collectively on Erin Brockovich (2000) in addition to Contagion, which was praised on the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic for its eerie prescience.
With most of California together with Los Angeles below a brand new lockdown as a result of Covid-19, organisers have but to resolve whether or not the 93rd Oscars will happen in-person, emulate tv’s Emmys which befell “just about” in September, or go for some mixture of the 2.
The ceremony has been postponed by eight weeks, with the closing date for eligible movies prolonged by two months to end-February. The academy, seen because the apex physique of Hollywood’s movie trade, additionally eased eligibility guidelines to let films that skip the large display and seem on streaming platforms contend for Oscars.