June 15 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the 93rd annual Academy Awards would move from Feb. 28 to April 25. The Academy cited the global COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the delay.
The Academy also extended the eligibility period for 2020 films. Films released up until Feb. 28, may qualify for the 93rd Oscars, due to delays caused by the pandemic. The submission deadline for those films to be considered is Jan. 15.