Academy Awards Live: from the Red Carpet show and what to expect at Sunday’s Oscars 2021. The path to the 2021 Academy Awards has been a strange one. virtual film festivals and new eligibility rules, the Oscars are set to kick off on Sunday at 8 p.m. TV.
The path to the 2021 Academy Awards has been a strange one. After enduring date changes and delays as well as virtual film festivals and new eligibility rules, the Oscars are set to kick off on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Heading into the ceremony, there are a few clear front-runners in major categories like best picture and best director, but the race is still wide open in others, like best actress.
Nicholas Barber: Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is a small, personal, year-in-the-life narrative, but it’s also an epic road movie that boasts breath-taking desert scenery, and a state-of-the-nation treatise on growing old in the US today. What more could you, or the Academy, ask for? Most of the nominees are in with a chance, but it’s easy to see why Nomadland has been the frontrunner ever since it won the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival.