The 2021 Oscars will be broadcast live from a number of sites including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood where the in-person ceremony has taken place in recent years.
An Academy spokesperson confirmed the development on Wednesday (February 10) ahead of the 93rd annual Academy Awards on April 25.
It remains to be seen where the venues will be, although industry speculation has centred on a bi-coastal show – which was the case for part of the 1950s – and possibly an international component.
“In this unique year that has asked so much of so many, the Academy is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritising the public health and safety of all those who will participate,” the Academy spokesperson said.
“To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre. We look forward to sharing more details soon.”
Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins will produce the telecast.