The changes have been made in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic which has impacted the film industry. The academy also stated that it is planning to merge two sound categories into one along with prohibiting DVD screeners for 94th Academy Awards.
Here’s what the official account of the Academy tweeted, “Here’s what you need to know about the #Oscars:
– For this awards year only, streamed films will be eligible for Best Picture
– Going forward, the Sound Mixing and Sound Editing awards will be combined into one category: Best Sound
Here’s what you need to know about the #Oscars:- For this awards year only, streamed films will be eligible for B… https://t.co/lpRuLXsZ0N
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) 1588106656000
Also, recently, the Academy mourned the demise of Indian actor Irrfan Khan. They also shared the list of must-watch films of the actor their Twitter account.
A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” and “The Nam… https://t.co/cso3sfzVw1
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) 1588174055000
“This is the movie that introduced me to the human that is Irrfan Khan, which you must know, is just as beautiful a… https://t.co/9uFWxSxysD
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) 1588288111000