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The Oscars 2021: when are nominations announced and when is the ceremony?

The Oscars 2021 are the next major awards ceremony coming in the wake of the Golden Globes on Sunday. When will ceremony be and nominations be announced?

The Oscars 2021: when are nominations announced and when is the ceremony?
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With the Golden Globes now done and dusted, attention has already turned to the next event in the Hollywood calendar, the Oscars 2021.

Hollywood awards season is well and truly here, and not even a year-long-and-counting pandemic can stop it, though as we saw from the Golden Globes last night, the format of awards ceremonies has been necessarily and unrecognisably changed.

Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday, the 78th edition of the Golden Globes saw Netflix TV series The Crown claim the most awards in a semi-virtual ceremony dominated by streaming services.

So what about the Oscars - or the 93rd annual Academy Awards? Here's when to expect them and when we’ll know about the nominations, too.

When will the Oscars 2021 take place?

The Oscars 2021 will be taking place on 25 April, 2021. The ceremony was previously scheduled for 28 February, 2021, but was forced to move because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coverage of the ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT and airs live on ABC.

When does Oscar voting start?

The voting period for the Oscars 2021 starts on Friday, 5 March, 2021 and will end on Wednesday, 10 March, 2021. Movies eligible for consideration will have been released either in 2020 and up until 28 February, 2021.

When will the Oscar nominations be announced?

The Oscar nominations are announced on Monday, 15 March, 2021. The nominations ceremony will stream live online via YouTube and also air on ABC.

Who may be nominated for the Oscars 2021?

While the 2021 Oscar nominations haven’t been announced yet, there are a number of expected contenders that may well find themselves in the running come 15 March as nominees for the 93rd annual Academy Awards, given the trends set by the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Among the anticipated nominees are Nomadland director Chloe Zhao and star Frances McDormand, Mank director David Fincher - though Mank lost out big time at the Golden Globes - and stars Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried. The Trial of the Chicago 7 director Aaron Sorkin and star Sacha Baron Cohen could follow their run of success after the Golden Globes.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis. Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell and star Carey Mulligan, and Minari director Lee Isaac Chung and star Steven Yeun.

Those movies are also expected to compete for Best Picture along with films such as One Night in Miami, Da 5 Bloods, and The Father.

The shortlists have now been announced by the Academy, for nine of the categories. Those categories are; Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.