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April 30, 2020

The Academy approves Rules and Regulations for 93rd Oscars.

For This Awards Year Only, Streamed Films To Be Eligible for Oscars.

Sound Mixing and Sound Editing Awards Combined into One Sound Category.

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Photo: Salma Hayek arrives on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Image provided by & Copyright © Valerie Durant / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]

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Photo: Oscar nominee, Antonio Banderas, and Stella Banderas arrive on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Image provided by & Copyright © Valerie Durant / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]

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Photo: Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, and guest arrive on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Image provided by & Copyright © Nick Argo / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 93rd Academy Awards.

The devastating COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of all Los Angeles County movie theaters as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Current Academy Awards rules require that a film be shown in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County for a theatrical qualifying run of at least seven consecutive days, during which period screenings must occur at least three times daily.

Until further notice, and for the 93rd Awards year only, films that had a previously planned theatrical release but are initially made available on commercial streaming or V.O.D. service may qualify in the Best Picture, general entry and specialty categories for the 93rd Academy Awards under these provisions:

On a date that the Academy would determine, and when theaters reopen by federal, state, and local specified guidelines and criteria, this rules exemption will no longer apply. All films released after that would need to comply with the standard Academy theatrical qualifying requirements.

“The Academy firmly believes there is no more excellent way to experience the magic of movies than to see them in a theater. Our commitment to that is unchanged and unwavering. Nonetheless, the historically tragic COVID-19 pandemic necessitates this temporary exception to our awards eligibility rules. The Academy supports its members and colleagues during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the importance of their work, especially now, when audiences appreciate movies more than ever,” said Academy President David Rubin and C.E.O. Dawn Hudson.

For films to more easily meet theatrical exhibition requirements when theaters reopen, the Academy also will expand the number of qualifying theaters beyond Los Angeles County to include venues in additional U.S. metropolitan areas: the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. The Awards and Events Committee will evaluate all matters of rules and eligibility.

Film festivals that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may provide films online through either a transactional paywall or password-protected entry, which will not affect the movie’s eligibility for future Academy Awards qualification. The Academy will allow an exemption for those films that are released online through an impacted festival’s online platform, provided that proof of inclusion in the festival is submitted.

The Board of Governors also announced rules changes in the Sound, Music, and International Feature Film categories.

The following campaign regulations were also approved:

Due to the shifting landscape surrounding the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, all matters of rules and eligibility for the 93rd Academy Awards are subject to change based on national guidelines, state-mandated government orders, and Academy-determined best practices.

Additional adjustments to Academy rules, eligibility requirements, and schedules may be required. As previously announced, the 93rd Oscars telecast is scheduled to air Sunday, February 28, 2021, on A.B.C., the Academy said.

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