London’s BFI Southbank will be a UK satellite venue for the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25, Screen has confirmed.
The site is one of several selected for this year’s ceremony following an outcry over an earlier decree by the Academy that all nominees had to attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in person.
UK-based nominees and guests will now be able to participate without having to fly across the Atlantic. Critics of the initial plan said travel would be very hard due to pandemic restrictions.
This marks the first time that the Oscars ceremony will take place in any form in the UK.
The ceremony will start at 1am GMT in the UK. It is yet to be confirmed what role BFI Southbank will play, or how many people will attend.
According to the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown, indoor events will not be permitted until May 17.