The Oscars are at stake .. What will happen to the...

The Oscars are at stake .. What will happen to the...
The Oscars are at stake .. What will happen to the...
With the announcement of the postponement of a series of films until next year, including the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” for April 2021; Due to the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is hitting the United States and the world hard, some argue that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will follow suit and postpone the 93rd Oscars, unless all Americans are miraculously vaccinated soon with the US President Donald vaccine or another vaccine.

The entertainment industry sells fantasy and escapes reality. But with what the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in in terms of cinemas being closed and production stopped, it is difficult to literally continue doing so.

As the epidemic increased, Hollywood began to face the possibility of adjusting the timing of the movie releases only. But in the face of the threat of its very existence too.

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” – the only groundbreaking movie to be released this summer – was supposed to attract American movie fans to theaters; However, the film was wobbly enough that seasoned expert “Richard Rushfield” asks, “In the face of this disaster, who has a mind and risks producing a movie with a huge budget, half a billion dollars, as a test case?”

Disney attempted to sell Mulan as an overpriced addition to its streaming service, hoping to prove that a home-paid show could replace the box office; The maneuver did not work.

Seen World, the owner of the second largest chain of cinemas in the United States, announced that it will close all 536 movie theaters of its Regal Cinemas in the country.

After a loud advertisement was shown, Warner Bros had given up releasing the Christmas movie “Dune”, Frank Herbert’s latest science fiction saga.

Nevertheless, of course, some worthwhile movies have been released in 2020, among them Lai Wanil’s “The Invisible Man” and director Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods”, and Netflix is ​​still planning. For the release of the autobiographical film “Mank” directed by David Finch.

There is also, Aaron Sorkin’s historical drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, however, the list of films eligible for the Oscars is still weak compared to what Academy voters and Oscar watchers see, given what the National League has written. To movie theater owners, the Directors Guild of America and the Motion Picture Association, in an open letter, in which it called on Congress to save “movie theaters”, which indicates the seriousness of the situation.

The filmmakers’ speech stated that if the current situation continues without additional support, 69% of small and medium-sized cinemas in the United States will likely go bankrupt or close.

There are other reasons for not proceeding with the Oscars, as it may be difficult to have a cultural conversation about a group of nominated works, in light of the precautionary measures and fear of infection, in addition to the presence of a mixture of regulations that govern the work in the role of show, and it is not considered Switching to digital broadcasting as a complete alternative, despite what Netflix won by winning millions of subscribers in the United States this year; However, it has not yet reached every household, in addition to the fact that the reach of other platforms such as “AppleTV” and other emerging services is more limited.

In this sense, relying on the epidemic to be under control to enable the Oscars to be held is risky, and more may happen, and the stars are expected to decide that it is safer for them not to attend the ceremony.

As for the possibility of showing the Oscars on a digital broadcasting platform such as Zoom, in light of the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences and Arts announcing last April that it would allow films to be shown online, this means the death of the joy that usually accompanies Oscars concerts.

Another observation made by Vanity Fire magazine is that, taking advantage of previous events, the academy has to turn to its sister, the TV Academy, and see how it organized the Emmy Awards ceremony, which was often successful, and the complexity of its presentation and observance of the regulations were praised; But what helped the Emmy party tremendously was that many of the rating categories included celebrities, so 12 acting awards were awarded; That’s 3 times the number that will be distributed at the Oscars in April.

Not forgetting, ratings said that this year’s Emmy concert suffered from a lack of interest, despite the fact that it was widely broadcast and competing with major sporting events.

But an Oscar is not a concert, an ordinary television show, or even an extraordinary one; So the organizers, if they insist on holding the party, will have to figure out other ways to keep the crowd engaged during the festival, and not find a poor version of the Oscars on its 93rd.

According to critics and analysts, perhaps the best way to avoid this grim scenario is to wait until it becomes possible to hold a real party and announce a vaccine produced in the market for the emerging corona virus, and things may change in the coming months after the Oscars 2021 ceremony was postponed from February To April 25.

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