NEW YORK – Preparations are underway for the 94th Academy Awards and a long-awaited return to Hollywood’s glamorous normalcy after a silent ceremony and low ratings last year. Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Oscars, where to watch live shows, who’s expected to win, and what’s the big debate this year.
When is the Oscar?
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 26 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The show will begin at 8 pm ET and will be broadcast live on ABC.
Who is hosting the 2022 Oscars?
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes are taking to the stage to co-host the show, which has been without an MC for the past three years. Producer Will Packer says every woman brings something different to the show.
Who is presenting?
The show’s producers will continue to add names throughout the week, but at the moment the stars hoping to win an Oscar night include Bill Murray, Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Kravitz, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Calvia, Mila. Kunis, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o and Rosie Perez. On Wednesday, the academy dropped a pre-show controversy by confirming that “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler would be a presenter, after several days of fuss when the actor mentioned on social media that he did not have an Oscar invitation. . Also present as presenters are Jason Momoa, Serena and Venus Williams, JK Simmons, Josh Brolin, Jake Gillenhall, Jacob Allardy and Jill Scott. Other cast members include Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Yuh-Jung Eun, Ruth E. Carter, Hale Bailey, Shawn “DD” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perer. Alice Ross, Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, Tar, Tiffany Hadish, Tony Hawk, Elliott Page, Kelly Slater and Shawn White.
Which movies were nominated for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars?
The 10 movies competing for this year’s Best Picture are: “Belfast”; “CODA”; “Don’t look up”; “Drive my car”; “Dunn”; “King Richard”; “Licorice Pizza”; “Nightmare alley”; “The power of the dog”; “West Side Story.” (Here is the full list of 2022 Oscar nominations.)
What were the most surprising Oscar snubs?
There were a lot of surprises in the morning Oscar nominations.
Some of the exceptions that stood out were Dennis Villeneuve, who received the second highest nomination (10) after “The Power of the Dog” (12) with the best picture of “Dunn” (10), but who failed to get a management nomination for himself.
The Best Actress category this year was particularly brutal, with Lady Gaga for “House of Gucci”, Jennifer Hudson for “Honor” and Katrina Balf for “Belfast” and Renate Rainwick for “Worst Person in the World”.
What are the predictions for the winners of Oscar night?
“The Power of the Dog” is the best picture for Jane Campion and the supposed pioneer for the best director, but there is a possibility that “CODA” will take the best picture, especially after it won the Producers Guild Award. Either way, this is the first time a streaming service has won the best picture Other potential winners include Will Smith (“King Richard”) for Best Actor, Jessica Chastain (“The Ice of Tammy Faye”) for Best Actress, Troy Kotsur (“CODA”) for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Ariana Debos (“King Richard”) “West Side Story”).
What else can we expect from the Oscars?
Organizers have promised to keep the broadcast for three hours and want to make it as entertaining as possible by nominating Packer (whose film includes hilarious pictures of viewers like “Girls Trip”) and honoring the winners.
“The show will flow, not like a movie, it will have different themes and a different feeling and a different energy throughout the night,” Packer said in an interview with Indieware. “It won’t feel like a show or look or sound for three hours. It takes you through this cinematic journey. “
Best song nominees such as Beyonc,, Van Morrison and Billy Ilish are also in talks to perform.
Is there any controversy this year?
The Oscars are so high profile that every year someone gets upset about something (especially when changes are involved) but the biggest debate this year is about the decision to present some awards before the live broadcast starts and then edit them on the show.
The eight awards are shorts (live action, animated and documentary), editing, scores, hair and makeup, sound and production design. There are defenders of this decision, but there is also a force of high-profile critics, including Campion, Villeneuve, Steven Spielberg, Chastain and Penelope Cruz.