The Oscars ceremonies in 2021 and 2022 will return to the usual position in the calendar: the end of February.
This Tuesday, the Academy and the ABC channel announced the dates of February 28, 2021 and February 27, 2022, respectively for the 93rd and 94th ceremonies.
The next date, released in August 2018, was confirmed again: February 9, 2020.
En route to its 92-year history, it will be the earliest in the year and has affected the rankings of the other awards that go into the orbit of the Oscars, such as the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild.
The anticipation will aim to shorten the prize season. Within some sectors of the Academy and ABC there is the conviction that the ceremony loses its impact and suspense by taking place almost three months after the first organizations of critics began to announce their choices of the best films of the year.
The Academy and ABC press release explains that the 2022 Olympics, the American Football Final and several holidays "pushed" the dates of 2021 and 2022 for the last Sunday in February.
It adds that "the dates of the coming years will continue to be assessed."