Today On March 27, the Academy Awards “The 2022 Oscars” will be presented in Los Angeles for the 94th time.
If you want to show off your expertise to your friends on the couch at the Oscar party, here are a few facts about the award ceremony.
1. How will the 2022 Oscars be held ?
After last year’s reduced edition of the Oscars, the gala returns this year to its usual place, the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Some corona-related changes in the regulations remain in place, this mainly affects the showing times and locations of the nominated films. The date is also still out of order: Actually, the Oscars are always awarded in February. There will be an audience as well as necessary vaccinations and PCR tests.
2. Who hosts the 2022 Oscars ?
After the last three years without moderators, there are moderation staff on stage again this time. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Skyes follow Jimmy Kimmel, who served as final host of the Oscars in 2018.
3. Is anyone still interested in the Oscars?
No. So yes. But less and less. In the US, the Oscars have struggled with viewership in recent years. The broadcast of the show in 2021 had just 10 million viewers. In 2020 there were almost 24 million, ten years before that there were almost 40 million. The reasons are varied: too long, too boring and not representative enough are just three of the accusations that keep coming up in this context.
4. What are the changes in the 2022 Oscars?
In order to streamline the show, the prizes in eight categories will be awarded in advance. Among them are important categories with the prizes for the best film music, production design and make-up/hairstyle. During the live show, excerpts including shortened acceptance speeches will be played.
A “Fan Favorite” Oscar will also be awarded for the first time. This is in response to the criticism that the Academy has seldom awarded huge blockbusters (aka superhero films) in recent years. Favorite in this category is “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
5. Who is nominated for the 2022 Oscars ?
Director Jane Campion’s western The Power of the Dog has received the most nominations, totaling 12. It was followed by the sci-fi epic Dune with ten nominations. Director Kenneth Branagh tells of his childhood in “Belfast”, the film, like the remake of “West Side Story”, can hope for seven Oscar chances. The tennis/sports drama about Serena and Venus Williams has six chances to win one of the coveted trophies. There is more about the nominations for the Oscars 2022 here.
6. Who will win the “Best Film” award?
If I knew that, I wouldn’t be working here. Most nominations do not mean that “The Power of the Dog” is automatically in the role of favorites. Rather the opposite. In the case of the harbingers, these are the industry-specific prizes (no, not the Golden Globes), other films in particular have won in recent weeks. Surprisingly, “Coda” won at the “Producers Guild of America Awards” (PGA Awards). The indie film is about a young girl whose parents are deaf. She dreams of becoming a singer. In the past ten years, the PGA winner has also won the Oscar in the top category “Best Picture” seven times. But in principle the race is pretty open.
7. The 2022 Oscars Predictions
Jane Champion (“The Power of the Dog”) should have the best chance for the award in the directing category. She has also won the British Film Awards and has been recognized at the Directors Guild of America Awards.
Most recently, Will Smith cheated past Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog) in the leading actor category for his role in King Richard. Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) could win the Best Actress award. She has won the Screen Actors Guild Award and could now pack the Oscar on top of it. Overall, however, it can be said that the Oscar season is as chaotic as it is long. Surprises are not excluded on Sunday.
8. Who will perform the 2022 Oscars live?
With the exception of “Down to Joy” from “Belfast”, all nominated songs in the Best Movie Song category will be performed live. Beyoncé will be featured with “Be Alive” (from “King Richard”), as will Billie Eilish and FINNEAS with the Bond song “No Time to Die”. The “Encanto” cast also sings the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”.
The list of names of category winners announcers is long and prominent. A small excerpt: Anthony Hopkins, Lady Gaga, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Hawk have announced themselves.
In addition, birthdays will be celebrated: The James Bond franchise will be 60 and the 50th anniversary of “The Godfather” will also be a topic in the live show.
9. Any more facts to show off to my friends about the 2022 Oscars ?
The Japanese film “Drive My Car” is this year’s longest-running film among the nominees at 179 minutes. Incidentally, the longest Best Picture film in Oscar history is “Gone with the Wind” at 238 minutes, while the longest winning film ever is “War and Peace” at 414 minutes.
Jane Campion is the first woman to be nominated twice for Best Director. In 1994 she was nominated for directing The Piano and lost to Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List). That Mr. Spielberg, who with his eighth nomination is now the third most nominated director. Another record from the Spielberg list: he is the first director to be nominated once in every decade.
Feeding is not only something that we know from Austrian politics. This year’s goodie bag for the nominees should contain products worth almost 90,000 euros. Including a piece of land in Scotland, CBD bath bombs and a private session with a plastic surgeon.
10. Where to watch the 2022 Oscars?
The award ceremony will be broadcast live on Thinis Gate in the night Sunday.
The Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 27. ABC’s official red carpet pre-show starts 90 minutes beforehand at 6:30 p.m. ET, but many outlets, like E!, will be in place waiting for the stars to arrive from 3 p.m. Things don’t really start to get busy until after 5 p.m., though.
The most straightforward way to watch the show is to set the channel to your local ABC affiliate.
If you’re a cord-cutter or don’t have access to an antenna, you can also watch the Oscars online with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which costs $69.99 per month.
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