Oscars 2021: ‘In-Person Telecast Will Happen,’ Academy Says

The 2021 Oscars will not be held virtually, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences told Variety Tuesday, and will instead be a traditional in-person ceremony.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” a rep for the Academy and ABC, which airs the show, said.

The awards show was postponed and moved to April 25, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic — mostly in the hopes that theaters would reopen so more films would be eligible.

The academy will have to suss out details for the live show while maintaining safety protocols, including how many guests will be allowed inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., where the show is typically held.

“The academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the rep told Variety of the 3,400-seat venue.