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 tale of the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims became the first non-English language movie to win this year's Oscar for best picture, and three more, sparking debate over a growing social divide in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
The Oscars, which included performances by Janelle Monae and Eminem this year, reportedly took a ratings hit by 20 percent from a year ago, to an average TV audience of 23.6 million total viewers.
The 2020 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
Hollywood has embraced diversity on-screen, but progress has been much slower off-screen.
The head of the French film academy Alain Terzian said it "should not take moral positions" about giving awards as Roman Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy" is up for 12 Cesars, the French equivalent of the Oscars.
Only Sony Pictures' "Little Women," an adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel by an all-female production team, broke the mold with its best picture nod.
Both the looks and the temperature were red-hot Sunday on the Emmys red carpet, where Hollywood's top stars battled the heat and humidity to bring their fashion A-game.
The fantasy television series has 14 contenders across seven categories for Sunday's award ceremony.
The group that hands out the Oscars said it had invited 842 new members from 59 countries including Lady Gaga, Sterling K Brown and Letitia Wright as the organization strives to further diversify in its ranks.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
Oscars night is quickly approaching - and will be without a host for the first time in three decades. The prestigious ceremony has shown improvement in terms of nominating racially diverse films but has seen a decline in viewership in recent years.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.