An Oscars Unlike Any Other To Get Underway Sunday

An Oscars unlike any before will get underway Sunday night, with history on the line in major categories and a telecast retooled for the pandemic. Amy Johnson reports.

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AMY JOHNSON: And the 93rd Academy Awards will be held tonight after being delayed by the pandemic. Now, the ceremony will be held at multiple locations, including the Dolby Theater and Union Station in Downtown, LA. The show is trying to keep virtual appearances to a minimum. The industry's biggest stars are expected to attend the ceremony in person, but because the show will be classified as a film production, guests may not be required to wear masks.

CLAYTON DAVIS: You want that celebration together as much as you can, while still being safe and adhering to that we are in a very difficult time, also, very difficult year.

AMY JOHNSON: Now, nine actors of color are up for awards this year, along with two women in the Best Director category including, Chloe Zhao, the first woman of color ever nominated in that category.