Oscars Delayed – level 3

19-06-2020 15:00

The Oscars are being delayed eight weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and ABC Television Network announced that the 93rd ceremony for the prestigious film awards will air on the 25thof April, 2021. The Academy is also extending the deadline for movies to be submitted. Instead of requiring them to be screened in 2020, movies released up to the 28thof February, 2021, will be eligible for an Oscar.

The announcement comes after an extremely unstable year in the film industry. The coronavirus pandemic stopped productions, closed theaters, and postponed film festivals like Cannes, which precedes the Oscar ceremony.

Difficult words: prestigious (respected and admired), eligible (qualified), postpone (to push an event to another time), precede (to come before something in time).

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