The body behind the Oscars has changed its rules so films that debut on streaming or video on demand services are eligible for next year’s awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ current rules say films can only enter if they have been shown in a Los Angeles cinema for at least a week.
But with cinemas shut during the coronavirus crisis, organisers said a “temporary” exception was necessary.
Many film releases have been delayed, with others going straight to digital. (Text and photo courtesy BBC)