NEW YORK – Next 12 months’s Academy Awards will happen March 13, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences introduced Friday.

The date for the ninety fifth Academy Awards strikes the display up moderately from this 12 months, once they the place held surprisingly past due on March 27, partially because of the February Olympics. But it’ll additionally depart in position a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama.

The 94th Academy Awards did not lack for that, albeit now not in the best way the movie academy supposed. On a night time that noticed Apple TV+’s “CODA” turn out to be the primary movie with a in large part deaf solid and the primary movie from a streaming provider to win very best image, the notorious slap by means of Will Smith of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards.

Smith has since resigned from the academy, which banned the actor 10 years from attending the Oscars.

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ABC will once more broadcast subsequent 12 months’s rite.