The 2021 Oscars ceremony has been delayed to accommodate movies that have had their release dates delayed due to the current health crisis.

Next year's Oscars have moved from February 28 to April 25, 2021.

The nominations for it will be announced on March 15, 2021.

The submission deadlines have also moved. For general entry categories, including best picture, the deadline is now January 15, 2021.

A feature film must have a qualifying release date between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. This is an extension of the original December 31 cut-off date.

The Oscars submission deadline for specialty categories, including international feature film, remains December 31.

The 93rd Oscars show will still take place at the Dolby Theatre  in Hollywood and ABC will broadcast live.

Bafta has also moved back its 2021 awards. They'll now take place on April 11, two weeks before the new Oscar dates.

Additionally, the Academy's board of governors have announced their 'Academy Aperture 2025' plan. The organisation intends to try to improve the diversity of its membership and Oscar nominees.

Ahead of the 94th Oscar season in 2022, it intends set up a task force "to develop and implement new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility."

From then on, there will no longer be between five and ten Best Picture nominees but a consistent ten.

There will also be a "quarterly viewing process" through the streaming site on which members view Oscar hopefuls at home in order to "level the playing field". Term limits will be placed on board members.

The Academy revealed last weekend that it met its 'A2020' goals (which were announced in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a few years ago) which were to double its number of female and non-white members by 2020.