There’s no Zoom allowed for the 2021 Oscars.
The producers of the 93rd annual Oscars—Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins—sent a joint email to Oscar nominees on Thursday, March 18, obtained by E! News. The letter explained the rules and expectations for the April 25 ceremony and insisted the event can be done safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Academy is planning to host “an intimate, in-person event” at Union Station in Los Angeles with some live moments taking place at the show’s traditional venue, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The note explicitly stated, “For those of you unable to attend because of scheduling or continued uneasiness about traveling, we want you to know there will not be an option to Zoom in for the show.”