No face masks will be visible during the Oscar ceremony next Sunday. Those present do not have to wear masks, reports the film magazine Variety.
However, they were asked to cover their mouth and nose during the advertising breaks, in which they have more freedom of movement.
The ceremony thus follows the rules that currently apply to all film and television recordings in Los Angeles. During the ceremony in Union Station, the location where most of the Academy Awards are presented, a maximum of 170 people can attend at a time.
All attendees must undergo a temperature check before entry and have experienced a minimum of three corona tests in the days leading up to the ceremony.
For the nominated filmmakers, a small version of the ordinarily enormous red carpet will be rolled out. Only a tiny part of the national and foreign press will be present along with that runner, which is massively present without a corona pandemic.
The scarce reporters also have to keep more than two meters away from the nominees they manage to get for an interview.