The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. It is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on April 25, 202
Global pandemic, be damned. The upcoming awards season is soldiering on amid unprecedented times — though the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, GRAMMYs and other ceremonies are shaping up to look different than any awards shows we’ve seen before.
This year has seen movie theaters around the world close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic — with studios repeatedly pushing release dates and film festivals scrapping plans or moving online — prompting awards bodies to postpone their respective telecasts and adjust eligibility rules to account for continued uncertainty.
Below, ET has your handy awards season calendar to keep you up to date as we learn more about what’s to come for the Oscars, Golden Globes, GRAMMYs, BAFTA Awards and more.
But don’t fear for the safety of Mayweather. He has spent 43 years on this spectacle-spinning planet, while Paul is just 25 years old. Life experience has to count for something, no?
Yeah, I’m making fun of this out-of-left-field event, but isn’t that what these extravaganzas are all about? Fun … and making money. And this one could do serious business, because Mayweather isn’t nicknamed “Money” for nothing. He has been the A-side of the four biggest-selling pay-per-view events in boxing history.
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How might boxing benefit? This latest showcase of celebrity fisticuffs could help indoctrinate a new generation into the joys of jabs. On the other hand, it could plunge boxing’s long history of farcical spectacles to a whole new depth of degradation. By drawing the attention of younger social media-savvy consumers, the boxing ring will be cast under the brightest of spotlights. For better or worse.
Here’s what we know and what we still need to learn about this “fight” that everyone will be talking about in February.
What is all the commotion about?
Mayweather vs. Paul, which will take place at a site yet to be revealed, is being billed as a “special exhibition.” Your guess is as good as any about what that entails. Will it look like a boxing match? How many rounds, and how long will they be? What size gloves? How will the wide gap in weight be accounted for? Will an athletic commission be involved? Fanmio Boxing, the company putting on the event, declined to provide details.
How do I watch?
The whole shebang will be available for purchase on pay-per-view. Here, too, the rules are different from a traditional boxing show. Fanmio is an outfit that specializes in online meet-and-greets with celebrities, so those who purchase the PPV will be entered into a drawing for a virtual meet-and-greet with Mayweather and Paul. The first million paying customers will get to watch the exhibition for $24.99. After a million buys, the price will jump to $39.99. Starting Dec. 29, it’ll cost $59.99. And on Feb. 11, the late-to-the-party price will rise to $69.99. Step right up.
ESPN X Games announced today that X Games Aspen 2021 will return to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass for the 20th-consecutive year January 29-31. Nearly 100 of the world’s-best winter athletes will descend upon the biggest stage in action sports, competing in 14 disciplines live on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, and presented across the globe through international syndication partners. Fans can also follow @XGames across digital and social media platforms for behind-the-scenes, athlete-curated and complementary content that enhance the X Games Aspen telecasts.
X Games Aspen 2021 will feature Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard competitions in the disciplines of SuperPipe, Slopestyle, Big Air and Men’s Knuckle Huck. The Aspen event will also mark the first world-class North American snowboard and freeski event of the season.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, X Games Aspen 2021 will be closed to the public and produced with comprehensive COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols in place for participants and staff.
New to the event will be a virtual experience, bringing the excitement of X Games Aspen to fans at home. The immersive and interactive environment will allow fans to build custom avatars, where they can explore and discover X Games content, interact with sponsors, play games and enter for a chance to win prizes.