The delays have been prompted by concerns that a field consisting only of films released in 2020 would not be as broad or competitive as in previous years.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has been criticized for honouring few movies and creators of colour, said the move and other steps represented a new phase of a 5-year effort to promote diversity.
Supported by the Turkish government, the IMFF will be held online between 14 - 21 June.
The Oscar-winning US actor will also executive produce the show based on a magazine article about Exotic, who recently shot to fame as the subject of a wildly popular docuseries.
Knight’s first Academy Award nomination came in just her second screen role, in the 1960 film “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.” She was nominated for best supporting actress two years later for “Sweet Bird of Youth.”
‘Parasite’, a South Korean film, has won four Oscars –– the most for this year, including Best Picture. This has people wondering whether Hollywood is finally less insular, or if there is still a long way to go.
Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire takes Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
Hollywood has embraced diversity on-screen, but progress has been much slower off-screen.
The 32-year-old Syrian pediatrician hopes the attention the film has garnered will remind the world that the horror of the Syrian war is about to enter its ninth year.
“The Irishman” and its lead actors and director are expected to be nominated for multiple Golden Globe awards when nominations are announced in Los Angeles on Monday. Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13.
Legend, 40, is married to model Chrissy Teigen with whom he has two children and is the first black man to have achieved coveted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) status for his work on stage and screen.
Charlize Theron, 44-year-old South African Oscar-winner, bags American Cinematheque Award for her unconventional roles.
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