The 94th Academy Awards will usher in a long-awaited return to Hollywood’s flashy norm after a disappointing ceremony & dismal viewership last year. And here is the everything you need to know about the Academy Awards in 2022, including where to watch the live broadcast, who’s expected to win, and who’s stirring the most debate this year.
Who will present the Oscars in 2022?
Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall will co-host the awards show, which has been without an emcee for the past three years. Each woman, according to producer Will Packer, offers something unique to the show.
The Oscars will be hosted in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27.
The presenters include a who’s who of Hollywood royalty.
Bill Murray, Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoe Kravitz, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, John Travolta, Yuh-jung Youn, Ruth E. Carter, Halle.
There are ten films that have been nominated for Best Picture.
At the 94th Academy Awards, a total of ten films are competing for an Oscar. For the past decade, the number of nominations has fluctuated between five and ten. In most years, there were eight or nine. A best picture nomination is a huge plus for a film. It raises awareness and, in many cases, results in an increase in box office receipts. But, perhaps most importantly, many believe that increasing the field to ten nominees will allow genres that aren’t traditionally thought of as Oscar-worthy, such as comic-book films, to be considered. Many people felt that the 2009 shift was in response to The Dark Knight’s lack of a nomination. ‘Belfast,’ ‘CODA,’ ‘Don’t Look Up,’ ‘Drive My Car,’ ‘Dune,’King Richard,’Licorice Pizza,’Nightmare Alley,’The Power of the Dog,’ and ‘West Side Story’ are among the films competing for the top prize this year.
The most unexpected Oscar omissions
There were many unexpected Oscar nominations and omissions. Some notable omissions include Denis Villeneuve, who was denied a directorial nomination despite his film ‘Dune’ receiving the second-most nominations (10) after ‘The Power of the Dog’ (12). The science fiction film is also up for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Lady Gaga for ‘House of Gucci,’ Jennifer Hudson for ‘Respect,’ Caitriona Balfe for ‘Belfast,’ and Renate Reinsve for ‘The Worst Person in the World’ were all left out of the best actress category this year.
All chances are on ‘The Power of the Dog,’ or ‘CODA,’ to win big at the Academy Awards.
‘The Power of the Dog,’ directed by Jane Campion, is the projected leader for best picture and best director, but ‘CODA,’ which won at the Producers Guild Awards, has a chance to win best picture. In any case, it will be the first time a streaming service has taken home the award for best picture. Will Smith for King Richard, Jessica Chastain for best actress part in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ Troy Kotsur for best supporting actor in ‘CODA,’ and Ariana DeBose for best supporting actress in ‘West Side Story’ are all potential winners.
Billie Eilish and Beyonce will perform a one-of-a-kind event.
The organisers have guaranteed that the show will be three hours long and as enjoyable as possible while still honouring the nominations and winners. “The concert will flow like a movie,” producer Will Packer stated in an interview, “in that there will be different themes, a different mood, and a different energy throughout the night.”
“For three hours, it will not feel, look, or sound like one show. It’ll take you on a voyage through this cinematic experience.” Beyoncé, Van Morrison, and Billie Eilish, all of whom were nominated for Best Song at the Grammys, are all expected to perform.
This year’s controversies
Each year, that somebody is outraged about something during the Oscars (especially when modifications are made), but this year’s largest controversy is over the plan to deliver some prizes before the live broadcast begins and then edit them into the event later.
Short films (live-action, animation, and factual), editing, scoring, hair and makeup, sound, and set design are among the eight categories. This week, ‘West Side Story’ actress Rachel Zegler disclosed that she had not gotten an invitation to the award event, despite the fact that her picture had received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.