The short answer is likely to be yes. The lack of US studio films is giving independent and some international titles the almost undivided attention of Oscar, Bafta and Globe voters.
At an organisational level, Bafta has entered a period of intense soul-searching following the 2020 awards and undertaken an overhaul of voting procedures and membership. However, the impact of these will probably only be felt in 2022 when the industry can expect an incredibly busy awards season with two years-worth of studio films in play. That’s the year that will be important. And the ones after that. 2020 was – in this way at least – the easy one.
Enduring change needs to see the industry as a whole become more representative, with budgets and the top jobs given to more women, more people of colour, LGBTQ+ people and people with a disability in 2021 and the years ahead.
References : https://www.screendaily.com/features/the-talking-points-for-the-global-film-industry-in-2021/5155936.article