The agency quoted the organizer’s source as saying that the American Film Academy will enable British Oscar nominees to participate in the annual awards ceremony to recognize the best film achievements from the motherland.
Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Olivia Colman, Daniel Kaluuya, Riz Ahmed and Carey Mulligan are all British actors nominated for certain Oscars this year.
dpa reported that British director Emerald Fennell was nominated as best director, while singer-songwriter Celeste won best song.
The college has not yet revealed the location of the 93rd consecutive awards ceremony on the British stage at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles on April 25.
The academy has previously been severely criticized for rejecting an offer for candidates who were unable to travel to Los Angeles due to the pandemic to attend the awards ceremony through Zoom.
Critics have warned that some artists will encounter difficulties in taking restrictive measures and must be quarantined upon arrival in Los Angeles so that they can easily miss the ceremony itself.
Although they allowed the British subsidiary to win the Oscars, organizers still want to limit online coverage, which is an indication of disappointment during other ceremonies held during the pandemic, such as the Golden Globes in late February.
Danish director Thomas Winterberg, Bulgarian actress Maria Bakarova (Borat 2) and her Korean counterpart, Minari (Minari) were also nominated for Oscars.
The rest of the awards ceremony will be broadcast live and will be held at the Dolby Theater, a traditional Oscar awards ceremony in the center of Hollywood.