Oscars plan British 'hub' for nominees over pandemic travel fears

Los Angeles (AFP) – Next month’s pandemic-affected Oscars will include an in-person British “hub” for international nominees unable to travel to Los Angeles, a source familiar with the plan told AFP Tuesday. While Oscars presenters will remain at the previously announced main location in downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station, producers are “planning something special for the UK location,” the source said. The Academy Awards — the biggest and final night of Hollywood’s sprawling award season — had faced growing criticism after producers earlier this month said no video calls would be allowed fo…

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