The Oscars .......... Hits the drive In's . #MondayMadness on Lets Go Big Tunes blog page shares with you the latest (from the strange to more mundane) news from the entertainment world.
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Oscars: Drive-in films to be eligible for awards in 2021 The Academy has already changed the rules to allow films streamed online to be in the running due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new rule has been approved by its board of governors for the best picture and general entry categories following the closure of movie theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes after a move announced in April to allow films streamed online to be in the running. At the time, Oscars organisers said it would be a "temporary exception".
Cinemas around the world were closed as the COVID-19 crisis hit but had been slowly reopening in recent weeks
However, following renewed delays to key releases - such as new James Bond film No Time To Die - Cineworld announced this week that its screens will now be closed until 2021.
Separately, rival cinema chain Odeon revealed it is to switch to weekend-only opening at a quarter of its 120 sites.
The release of films including the new Batman outing and sci-fi story Dune have also been delayed in what has been a huge blow for cinema chains. That is great news if you ask me. Come back next week to see what makes the news cut in the entertainment industry here on Lets Go Big Tunes blog page