The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sets new rules for all participants and Oscar nominees this year.


The Oscars for the 94th year in a row, will be broadcast live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 27. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require all guests and nominees to show evidence of coronavirus vaccination as well as two negative P.C.R tests for those wishing to attend this year’s Oscars. This year’s awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, which has about 3320 seats and only 2500 guests are expected at this year’s show. Performers and presenters will have to undergo testing but will not be required to show evidence of vaccination, an Academy spokeswoman initially told the New York Times on Thursday.

The decision was made in accordance with safety protocols regarding return to work standards set by Los Angeles County, the spokeswoman said. The news comes just a week after it was initially reported that the Academy was not planning to require vaccination tests but only a negative P.C.R test or rapid test the day of the event according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this week, it was also announced that Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will welcome red carpet guests after Jimmy Kimmel who was the last celebrity to receive the Oscars, in 2017 and 2018. Meanwhile fans are expect to see young actors nominated for the first time in their careers including Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington and Javier Bardem. Kristen Stewart is also vying for Best Actress for her role as Lady Diana in Spencer, Ariana DeBose has taken a place in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg and Jesse’s West Side Story Plemons is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as George Burbank in The Power of the Dog.

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