Updated: Overview Danish Oscar dates

OSCAR 2021. In a year marked by the corona health crisis, nothing is quite as it should be – not even the Oscars. Here are the new dates relating to the selection of Denmark's Oscar entry for the International Feature Film category. NB: revised 7 October.

Article created 26 August, updated 7 October.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced in June that the next Oscar show has moved to 25 April 2021. Originally scheduled for 28 February, the 93rd Oscars ceremony, like so many other film events around the world, has been postponed as a result of the corona pandemic.

The Danish Oscar candidate is normally nominated in September based on a list of three shortlisted films. This procedure continues for the upcoming race, but with a new timetable updated to match the changes announced from Los Angeles.

Here are key dates for the announcement of Denmark's official entry and for the 93rd Oscars:

NEW DATE: 19 October 10:00-12:00 / Three films selected for Danish Oscar shortlist
The Danish Oscar Committee, made up of representatives from the film industry and the Danish Film Institute, announce a shortlist of three films eligible as Denmark's Oscar entry for the International Feature Film category.

NEW DATE: 18 November afternoon / Denmarks' Oscar entry announced
The Danish Oscar committee elects Denmark's official Oscar candidate. The film submission deadline is 1 December (formerly 1 October).

9 February 2021 / Oscar shortlists announced
The Academy announces all shortlists, including the ten films that have a chance to become one of the five nominees in the International Feature Film category.

15 March 2021 / Oscar Nominations announced
All Oscar nominations are announced.

25 April 2021 / 93. Oscars
The Oscar show takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Release period extended

Due to the health crisis, the Academy has extended the period, during which a film must have its local premiere, by three months. To be eligible in the International Feature Film category, a film's release date must be no earlier than 1 October 2019 and no later than 31 December 2020.

Danish Oscar Committee

Made up of representatives from film associations and guilds, the Danish Oscar Submitting Committee 2020 consists of:

Chairman Claus Ladegaard (CEO, Danish Film Institute), Noemi Ferrer (Danish Producers), Ali Abbasi (Danish Directors), Mette Heeno (Danish Screenwriters), Jan Weincke (Danish Cinematographers), Nanna Frank Rasmussen (Danish Film Critics), Søren Søndergaard (Danish Cinema Owners) and Marianne Moritzen (Head of Fiction, Danish Film Institute).


Annemarie Hørsman
Communication Officer
Danish Film Institute
Tel. +45 3374 3474