Oscar Nominees and Guests Can Get Essential Workers’ Waiver to Attend Academy Awards (EXCLUSIVE)


Oscar nominees and their visitors will qualify as important staff to attend the upcoming Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced in a letter on Tuesday.

“Those involved in the Oscars production, like nominees and their guest, qualify for the essential work purpose waiver, and therefore are permitted to travel to and from the testing center, rehearsals, and Academy-organized activities during the lead up to the Oscars production, including, of course, the award show,” the letter reads. “The organizers of the Oscars are implementing a required quarantine to capture the risk of each person attending the event.”

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Producers have frequently maintained that the ceremony is being shot like a film so implementing important employee standing follows the protocol for movie and tv shoots in the course of the pandemic.

Depending on a person’s threat evaluation, arrival dates to quarantine in time for the Oscars are April 20 for home vacationers and low-risk worldwide vacationers, and April 17 for high-risk worldwide vacationers.

“If you travel into Los Angeles County from outside of California, you need to self-quarantine for 10 days after you arrive and may not interact with anyone during those 10 days except the people in your household, i.e. people with whom you live,” the letter continues. “If you travel into Los Angeles County solely for essential work purposes, you still need to self-quarantine (when not working) for 10 days and may not interact with people other than those necessary to conduct your essential work.”

All nominees and visitors will need to have a minimal of two COVID-19 PCR exams carried out by the Academy’s vendor and a complete of three exams within the week main as much as the Oscars.

The letter affords travel and testing examples. For occasion, somebody who flies in from London can arrive as late as April 20. “Testing: Pre-travel PCR. You will test mail in/in-person on the 19th (we supply) mail-in/in-person on the 22nd (we supply) and test in-person at the JW Marriott on the morning of the 25th.”

The letter additionally features a chart for nominees and visitors to greatest determine their particular restrictions.

Each nominee and their visitors should current a travel and quarantine plan to the Academy for approval. Information is due no later than April 8, with revisions submitted by April 12. All info might be reviewed by the Oscars’ COVID advisor, Dr. Erin Bromage. It will “remain private and be destroyed on or before May 10,” the letter reads.

Reps for the Academy didn’t remark for this story.

The 93rd Oscars might be broadcast stay April 25 on ABC from Union Station in downtown L.A. and the Dolby Theatre.

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