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Berlinale 2021 will have gender-neutral performance awards
The Berlinale Palast during the Berlin Film Festival in 2007
The Berlinale Palast during the Berlin Film Festival in 2007 Credit: Maharepa (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, announced that the performance awards would be defined in a gender-neutral way. Instead of the awards for the Best Actor and the Best Actress, a "Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance" and a "Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance" shall each be awarded on a gender-neutral basis.

The organisers also announced the 2021 edition is planned to happen from February 11 to February 21 as a physical festival "in accordance with the then-applicable rules and regulations, thus ensuring the greatest possible security for all guests."

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Golden Globes set February 28 for 2021 cerimony
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Golden Globes Credit: HFPA website reproduction

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC announced next year’s Golden Globes' ceremony would happen on February 28, 2021, the date recently vacated by the Oscars. The event will have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts.

The organisers also stated in their press release: "To accommodate both domestic and international film and television productions, the HFPA will provide further guidance around eligibility, voting period and revised nominations announcement timing in the coming weeks.".

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Viggo Mortensen to be awarded with Donostia Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival
Viggo Mortensen at the premiere of "The Road" during the Toronto International Film Festival, 2009
Viggo Mortensen at the premiere of "The Road" during the Toronto International Film Festival, 2009 Credit: Josh Jensen from Toronto, Ontario, Canada / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Viggo Mortensen is set to receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival in recognition for his acting career. Mortensen is a three-time Oscar nominee and has starred in movies such as Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic and the Lord Of The Ring Trilogy. Additionally, his directorial debut "Falling" will be presented during the Film Festival.

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Oscars 2021 ceremony pushed back by two months
Oscars 2021 ceremony pushed back by two months
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Oscars 2021 has been postponed by two months, from February 28 to April 25.

The organisers of The Academy Awards also announced the eligibility window would be extended until the end of February, as the Covid-19 pandemic halted work on several films due to be released by the end of the year.

This is only the third time the Oscars have been delayed -- in 1938, due to the LA flooding; in 1968 after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Js; and in 1981 after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Regan.

The Academy also shared that nominations will be announced on March 15.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards June event cancelled, new date unclear
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Logo MTV Movie & TV Awards Credit: MTV via Fandom.com

The MTV Movie & TV Awards won't take place in June and has been postponed indefinitely. MTV is currently looking to move the event to December. According to Screenrant, "the network had been hoping to make that move even before the coronavirus hit."

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Tribeca and YouTube team up for "We Are One" virtual global film festival
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We Are One: Global Film Festival Logo Credit: YouTube,Tribeca/We Are One: Global Film Festival

Tribeca and YouTube have teamed up to present We Are One: A Global Film Festival taking place from May 29 to June 7. The free event will be hosted on YouTube and feature films, documentaries, shorts and others from the top film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and Venice. Major film festivals were forced to cancel their events due to Covid-19. We Are One will be ad-free but viewers will be asked to donate to Covid-19 relief funds.