Oscars set to take place tonight despite concerns for viewer numbers 4 months ago

Oscars set to take place tonight despite concerns for viewer numbers

The 93rd Oscars will take place later tonight despite the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on the film industry

Audience numbers for award ceremonies this year have plummeted, as a result of the viewers feeling more detached from films and cinema due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Not only has filming been put on hold, but cinemas across the world have closed their doors to eager audiences.

While the Oscars may look a little different this year, the award ceremony is still going ahead. The ceremony will take place across two venues in Los Angeles, namely the Dolby Theatre and Union Station.

The ceremony is set to start at 1:00 BST on Monday morning if you want to catch a glimpse of the show.

Despite taking place two months later than planned due to the pandemic, Oscar officials have requested that nominees attend one of the locations around the world in person, which were designed for this year's Academy Awards.

Worldwide locations will include Los Angeles, London and Paris. British nominees, including the likes of Olivia Colman and Daniel Kaluuya, will appear via live stream from the BFI Southbank in London.

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In a letter addressed to nominees, the producers of the show said they had gone to "great lengths to provide a safe and enjoyable evening for all of you in person," as reported by the BBC.

Unlike the BAFTAS, which took place earlier this month, producers  for the Oscars have discouraged nominees to appear virtually so they can put on what they refer to as "an intimate, in-person event."

The awards will be broadcast on Sky Cinema's designated Oscars channel, and streamed on the service Now.

Olivia Colman has been nominated for the best actress in The Father, while Vanessa Kirby has been nominated for the best actress for her performance in Pieces of a Woman.

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Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died in August last year, has been nominated posthumously for the best actor in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

A full list of Oscar nominees can be found here.