The show must go on. While the Academy Awards have strict rules about film eligibility — movies must run for at least a week in an L.A. theater — the pandemic has thrown that out the window. So next year's event will allow films that planned a theatrical release but ended up coming out via streaming instead. And once theaters reopen, showings in a handful of major cities across the U.S. will also count. The reforms are temporary, but the Academy noted the pandemic is shifting quickly and more rules could change.
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