The 2022 Oscars — or the 94th Academy Awards, as the official title says — are set to take place on Sunday, March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This year, Hollywood’s awards season is ending later than usual, thanks to the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. For the first time ever, the Oscars allowed 10 films to be nominated for Best Picture – this will be a permanent feature moving forward. The 94th Academy Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, making it the first Academy Awards to be hosted by three women.
Earlier this year, the 2022 Oscars sparked controversy after it was announced that the live stream would not feature winners in eight categories, including Best Editing and Best Sound. Instead, these would be given out in a pre-ceremony which would then be edited into the live stream. Steven Spielberg was among those who criticized the decision.
On top of that, the Academy has teamed up with Twitter to create two new categories – Oscars Fan Favorite Vote and Oscars Cheer Moment – all with the aim of boosting ratings for an awards show. which attracts less and less interest every year.
Date of the Oscars 2022, time in India
The 2022 Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. For Indian viewers, the ceremony will begin live on Monday, March 28 in the early hours of the day.
The red carpet begins at 5:00 a.m. IST and the main Oscars 2022 ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. IST.
How to watch the Oscars 2022 in India
Viewers in India can watch the Oscars 2022 live on Disney+ Hotstar, starting at 5:00 a.m. IST on March 28.
Viewers can also watch the Oscars 2022 live on TV. The 94th Academy Awards will air on Star Movies, Star Movies HD, Star Movies Select HD, Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD, at 5:30 a.m. IST in India, with a replay at 8:30 p.m. IST later on Monday.
Hosts of the 2022 Oscars
The 94th Academy Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. As mentioned earlier, this will be the first time that three women will host the Oscars.
2022 Oscars presenters, performers
The 2022 Oscars will see a long list of stars handing out awards in various categories, including Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatriz, Josh Brolin, Ruth E. Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, DJ Khaled, Jacob Elordi , Jennifer Garner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tiffany Haddish, Woody Harrelson, Tony Hawk, HER, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Shawn Mendes, Jason Momoa, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Elliot Page, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Scott, Naomi Scott, JK Simmons, Kelly Slater, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta , Shaun White, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Yuh-Jung Youn and Rachel Zegler.
Multiple Grammy-winning siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell will perform at the 2022 Academy Awards. According to reports, the duo will perform their Oscar-nominated song “No Time to Die” from the eponymous film by James Bond.
2022 Oscar Nominations
2022 Oscar nominations: the full list, from best actor to best picture
Benedict Cumberbatch-star The Power of the Dog leads this year’s awards with a total of 12 nominations, followed closely by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya-star Dune with 10 nominations. Both films are present in the Best Film category along with Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story.