With the Oscars looming on January 11, the film industry is gearing up for an epic coronation, with some blockbuster films already set to receive Oscar nominations and awards ceremonies.
The nominees for best picture and best director will be announced on January 18, followed by the winner for best actor.
While there are many ways to celebrate the movies that make up this year’s Oscars, one of the biggest changes is that the awards show will be streamed live to watch online, rather than by the studios themselves.
“There’s no reason to have a separate Oscar ceremony,” said Seth Rogen, the director of Rogen & Evan, in an interview with The Verge.
“We’re going to be streaming it live to people.”
In addition to streaming live, the ceremony will also include an awards ceremony live stream on February 1.
“What we really want to do is bring this awards show to the web,” Rogen said.
“So if we don’t get nominated, there’s a chance that a movie like the Oscar show gets nominated.”
It’s one thing for a movie to be nominated, but for a film to get a chance to perform live on the Oscars stage, it needs to have the necessary support and a large audience.
Rogen hopes that with streaming the ceremony, he can create the same experience for people who might not otherwise be able to watch the Oscars.
“If I can create that same experience, if the audience that was there when I saw this movie was not only there for the Oscars, but they were there for their own movie, then it’s a win-win,” he said.