Star Movies will bring the 93rd Oscars ceremony live exclusively to its viewers. The channel has been home to the prestigious awards for over two decades.
It will be broadcast at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre and Highland Center in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite.
Marking the end of the awards season, Oscars 2021 will be telecast live on Monday, April 26 at 5:30 am on Star Movies and Star World. The awards ceremony will simultaneously air on Star Movies Select and Star World Premiere. The awards will be aired once again on the same day at 8:30 pm.
With the current situation in mind, the Academy has gone to utmost lengths to assure maximum safety of those attending. For the third year in a row, the 93rd Oscars will go host-free. However stars such as Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Zendaya among others will be seen presenting.
The nominations were announced almost a month ago. India has a special moment this year with Priyanka Chopra’s ‘The White Tiger’ being nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. The nomination comes in after almost 20 years since Lagaan. The other film being closely watched is ‘Mank’, which has received a whopping 10 nominations leaving behind ‘The Father’, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, ‘Minari’, ‘Nomadland’, ‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, which received six nominations each.
Viewers will know soon if Riz Ahmed will be the first Muslim man to win the Best Actor Category or if Anthony Hopkins will create another first by being the oldest actor to win the Best Actor Category.