Dang Xuan Hai, president of the Vietnam Cinematography Association, states that due to the complicated development of the COVID-19 epidemic globally, the awards ceremony will take place in a simpler way than previously planned in order to follow the preventive measures that are necessary to combat the virus.

Hai added that this year’s awards ceremony is set to be scaled down in an attempt to avoid mass gatherings.

Due to the event to be scaled down, it is highly likely that there will be no red carpet event, whilst two separate ceremonies may be held for winners in both the north and south, he added.

Nominations have already been decided for this year’s awards, including 16 feature films, 13 TV drama series, 46 documentaries, six scientific films, 17 animated features, and 17 short films.

The main categories on offer include Best Feature Film, Best TV Drama Series, Best Film Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Among the nominations are popular films such as Hai Phượng (Furie), Mắt biếc (Dreamy Eyes), and Hạnh phúc của mẹ (The Happiness of a Mother).