Claire Atkinson1h ago / 9:56 PM UTCFor the first time in history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will allow movies that debuted on streaming services to be eligible for an Oscar.The historic — but temporary — change, announced Tuesday, recognizes that filmmakers have been unable to screen movies in theaters, since most locations have been shuttered since mid-March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, movies had to have been screened in a theater in Los Angeles County for seven consecutive days to qualify. That had enabled Netflix to enter movies such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”The Academy also said this would be the last year it would accept DVDs, CDs or print materials including invitations for its judging process, in order to enforce sustainability practices.”The historically tragic COVID-19 pandemic necessitates this temporary exception to our awards eligibility rules,” said Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson in a joint statement.The Oscars will be held on February 28, 2021 on ABC.David Ingram2h ago / 9:38 PM UTCFew diners return in Georgia, Tennessee, according to OpenTable dataRestaurants in Georgia and most of Tennessee can legally reopen for dine-in service this week, but that doesn’t mean the restaurants will —

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