With a lot consideration spent on the logistics of making a dwell present in the course of a pandemic, many of the night was centered on the enterprise of handing out awards with little of the pomp that audiences are used to. Soderbergh and his producing companions for the occasion, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, succeeded in eschewing Zoom and implementing sufficient protocols to allow a mask-free surroundings for the nominees.
And presenters as various as Zendaya, Brad Pitt and Bong Joon Ho, final yr’s winner for greatest director, joined within the festivities.
But, the ceremony, which usually contains performances of the 5 tunes nominated for greatest tune, as a substitute moved them off the primary stage and onto a preshow, which allowed them to be carried out of their entirety.
The academy did resolve at hand out two honorary Oscars through the major present. (Since 2009, honorary statuettes have been awarded throughout a nontelevised banquet within the fall.) The nonprofit Movement Image & Tv Fund, which underwrites a nursing residence and retirement village for getting older and ailing “business” individuals (actors, executives, choreographers, lighting technicians, digital camera operators), acquired one. The group, based in 1921 by stars like Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, additionally supplies a variety of different providers to Hollywood seniors.
The second went to Tyler Perry, who the academy cited as a “cultural affect extending far past his work as a filmmaker.” Perry, after all, began his leisure profession as a playwright. Since ending his fashionable “Madea” movie collection in 2019, Perry has centered on making tv reveals like “Bruh,” “Sistahs” and “The Oval” for BET. He owns a studio in Atlanta.
The Dolby Theater, which holds greater than 3,000 individuals and has been the house of the Academy Awards since 2001, was not the epicenter of the telecast. This yr, with simply the nominees and their friends in attendance, an Artwork Deco, Mission Revival prepare station in downtown Los Angeles served as the primary venue.