Next year's Oscars will be conducted as an in-person event despite the pandemic, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said.

The 93rd Academy Awards have been postponed from February to April as a result of the chaos wrought by the coronavirus on the film industry.

Other prominent awards ceremonies have made major concessions for the pandemic, with the Emmys among the presentations to go mostly virtual.

However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which oversees the Oscars, has reportedly said the in-person TV show will go ahead as planned.

In a statement to Variety, a representative for the Academy and the ABC network which broadcasts the ceremony in the US, said: "The Oscars in-person telecast will happen."

The Academy had earlier announced changes to its eligibility rules in response to the pandemic closing theatres and taking a hammer to the release schedule.

The eligibility period for Oscars consideration was extended beyond the standard 31 December deadline to 28 February, 2021.

Most other pandemic-era awards shows have looked starkly different from those of previous years.

The Emmys took place in downtown Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel on hosting duties. There was no studio audience and the vast majority of nominees were off-site.

The show was hailed a success. The MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards have all taken place over the past few months, with major changes to accommodate coronavirus safety protocols.