The updated rule extends its previous revision stating that it will continue to allow films that launch in a television or streaming format to be eligible for nomination. The tweak allows the rule to be extended indefinitely until a date HFPA determines. Movie theaters continue to remain closed due to the global health crisis.
With big cities like New York and Los Angeles expected to be closed longer, there is no timeline to follow when theaters will be running normally.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has not made an announcement on whether they will be updating their eligibility rules yet.