Top 5 Hollywood news today: Oscar 2021 gets a new date, Star Wars celebrations cancelled

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 16, 2020, 08:40 PM(IST)

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From Oscars and BAFTA 2021 getting pushed to April to Star Wars celebrations getting cancelled- here are the top stories of the day.

The Academy has announced that it would postpone Oscars 2021 owing to the current coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the release date of several films. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller is all set to don the director's hat for a new film that will star Oscar Isaac in the lead.

Here are the top stories of the day.

Oscars 2021 ceremony gets a new date, scheduled for April 25

We last told you that the Academy board members were to get together to decide on the official date of the next year’s ceremony. Well, they have and the 2021 Oscars has been scheduled for April 25. The dates have been shifted from February 28 to April 25, 2021.

read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/oscars-2021-ceremony-gets-a-new-date-scheduled-for-april-25-306174

Ben Stiller to direct Oscar Isaac in ‘London'

Ben will direct Oscar in the film that is an adaptation of a short story by The Snowman author Jo Nesbo. It will be written for the screen by Eric Roth, the same guy who won an Oscar for ‘Forrest Gump’ and was nominated last for ‘A Star Is Born’.

read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/ben-stiller-to-direct-oscar-isaac-in-london-306169

BAFTA 2021 to be held on April 11, eligibility period extended

The British Academy Film and Television Awards now has a new date. After it was earlier pushed to February 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic, BAFTA has been pushed further so that it doesn't coincide with Oscars ceremony.

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/bafta-2021-to-be-held-on-april-11-eligibility-period-extended-306164

Star Wars Celebrations cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic

Star Wars celebration is the latest event to have gotten affected due to coronavirus pandemic. The Star Wars convention organized ReedPop in partnership with Lucasfilm has been canceled ahead of its late summer schedule.This is the first time the event has been cancelled in Celebration history.

read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/star-wars-celebrations-cancelled-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-306233

Actor and WWE star Dave Bautista flaunts his 'I can't breathe' and 'We the people' tattoos on social media

Actor and WWE star Dave Bautista has paid a unique tribute to George Floyd. The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal two new social justice-inspired tattoos, supporting the protests that have erupted in America following Floyd's death.

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/actor-and-wwe-star-dave-bautista-flaunts-his-i-cant-breathe-and-we-the-people-tattoos-on-social-media-306329

 

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