The 93rd annual Academy Awards will look a little different this year. The Red Carpet welcoming in Los Angeles is still happening, but it will be limited to nominees and their guests. COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place, with guests being advised to social distance and to wear their masks during commercial breaks, similar to what is done on present-day film sets. As per usual, formal attire is to be expected for Hollywood's big night.
There will be no Academy Awards host this year. Instead, producers have hinted that the announcers will be made up of a cast of A-list celebrities who will perform throughout the show in a play-like setting, although further details have not been announced. The cast will be made up of Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Zendaya and more.
Chadwick Bosman has been posthumously nominated for the Best Actor category for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” As well, for the first time ever, two female directors have been nominated in the Best Director Category: Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland” and Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman.”
The Academy Awards are available for viewing tonight at 8 PM on ABC.