Oscars to demand COVID vaccination performers and hosts be released and 'must be tested'

Oscars to demand COVID vaccination performers and hosts be released and ‘must be tested’

Those attending next month’s Oscars will be required to show proof of a COVID vaccination, with the exception of the Hollywood elite.

Performers and presenters of the film industry’s top awards will not need to show proof of vaccination, although they will still need to undergo a PCR test.

Those present will also be able to show a negative rapid antigen test taken on the day of the event.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require others who attended the ceremony but are not taking part in the show to show evidence that they received the COVID-19 vaccine and at least two negative PCR tests, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. .

The Oscars will return, return to their usual home at Hollywood's Dolby Theater next month, and those who attend will not be required to show proof of vaccination to attend.

The Oscars will return, return to their usual home at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater next month, and those who attend will not be required to show proof of vaccination to attend.

Face covering requirements will change at an event on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the source said.

Nominees and their guests in the lower halls of the theater will not be required to wear masks.

According to the source, they will be seated at a greater distance than usual between groups.

Dolby seats 3317 people and 2500 people will be invited.

Those sitting on the mezzanine may be required to wear masks as they will be seated shoulder to shoulder. Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County are declining, and organizers are consulting with state officials and infectious disease experts.

The vaccination policy was first reported by the New York Times.

Last year, in 2021, guests sat in socially distancing seats as masked employees wandered between tables at the 93rd Academy Awards at Union Station last April.

Last year, in 2021, guests sat in socially distancing seats as masked employees wandered between tables at the 93rd Academy Awards at Union Station last April.

This year’s Oscars are believed to be taking a more relaxed approach due to the fact that several dignitaries will be barred from attending, including at least one of last year’s acting award winners as well as nominees in other categories.

Other changes to this year’s Oscars: For the first time since 2018, the host will return to host the ceremony.

In 2019, comedian Kevin Hart withdrew from the Academy Awards after homophobic tweets he made years earlier resurfaced.

It was not replaced, and while that year’s hostless format garnered praise and even emulated other awards ceremonies such as the Emmys, subsequent Oscar ceremonies have been criticized for their lack of focus and humor.

This year’s awards ceremony will be hosted by comedian Amy Schumer, actress Regina Hall and fellow comedian Wanda Sykes.

This will be the first time that three women will host the awards ceremony.

Pictured: Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture, Top Row Left, Belfast, CODA, Don't Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, Bottom Row Left, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, Power Dog

Pictured: Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture, Top Row Left, Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, Bottom Row Left, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, Power Dog” and ” West Side Story”.

Oscars have been presented by celebrities, but there were none in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The show’s ratings have fallen in recent years, falling to an all-time low of 10.4 million in the US in 2021. Viewerships for other awards shows have also declined.

Previous hosts have included late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and comedians Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.

Several other details about the show, which will be produced by Will Packer and delayed for the second year in a row, have been confirmed.

The delay, reportedly to avoid clashing with the Winter Olympics in February and the Super Bowl in Los Angeles, was announced months before Omicron’s option forced several Hollywood shows to pull out of in-person events this winter.

In any case, coronavirus safety protocols are changing. Earlier this week, Disney eased the mask requirement for fully vaccinated theme park goers in California and Florida.

Those attending Coachella later this year do not need to be vaccinated, tested or wear a mask.

The biggest night in Hollywood will be the exact opposite of what was held in 2020, which was a much less showy, scaled-down event held at Union Station in Los Angeles with strict Covid testing regulations.

But over the past year, with Covid vaccines widely available and proof of a vaccine often required for those who dine out or attend sporting events, the Academy is still technically adhering to the latest minimum requirements from the Los Angeles Department of Health, according to The Hollywood Reporter. .

The Oscars take a different approach to other award ceremonies, which still require those attending the event to be vaccinated.

Oscars to demand COVID vaccination performers and hosts be released and 'must be tested' Oscars to demand COVID vaccination performers and hosts be released and 'must be tested' Oscars to demand COVID vaccination performers and hosts be released and 'must be tested'

At the SAG Awards later in February, vaccination will be mandatory.

“All participants with tickets will be required to present proof of vaccination, as well as booster vaccination (if eligible), proof of a negative lab PCR test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to the event and a negative (rapid) antigen test on the day of the event , ‘, says the requirements.

Two weeks later, at the Critics Choice Awards on March 13, similar protocols will apply.

“We will be 100 percent vaccinated and we will need a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of the event. I can’t invite people to shows where they don’t feel safe,” said Joey Berlin, COO of the Critics Choice Association.

Renee Zellweger accepts the Judy Award for Best Actress on Stage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, the last of which will be held at the Dolby Theater in February 2020.

Renee Zellweger accepts the Judy Award for Best Actress on Stage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, the last of which will be held at the Dolby Theater in February 2020.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.