Oscars will not go virtual in 2021. Putting rest to all the speculations, a representative from the Academy has confirmed that 'the Oscars in-person telecast will happen next year'. The award show has been postponed and moved to April 25, 2021 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. By pushing the awards gala , the Academy hopes for cinema halls to regain normalcy, allowing for more film to compete in the annual celebration. The shortlist for next year's Academy Awards will be unveiled on February 9, and nominations will be announced on March 15.