The ceremony is coming back to the Dolby Theatre. The 2022 Academy Awards are just over a month away, and while the night is sure to be unforgettable with surprises and snubs, one thing will not be in the cards: COVID-19 vaccinations. We’ve made it out of 2021, but we still have yet to celebrate the movies of 2021 with the 94th annual Academy Awards. To make way for the Winter Olympics, it’s another late year for the Oscars, which means the campaigns will keep chugging along into the spring. Now that the 2022 Oscar nominations have been announced, let’s break down everything else we know about this year’s big night for Hollywood.


When are the 2022 Oscars?

Sunday, March 27 at 8 pm ET.

How can I watch the Oscars?

ABC, per usual. The network has had the right to the ceremony since 1976. If you don’t have a local ABC station hookup or cable, you can stream it with live TV add-ons through Hulu, YouTube TV, or Fubo.

Where are they taking place?

After last year’s event, which scrapped the normal stage setup for a more intimate affair at Los Angeles’ Union Station to make do during that height of COVID, the Oscars are planning a grand return to their usual home: The Dolby Theatre.

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Who will host the 2022 Oscars?

In a surprise turn since going host-less following the Kevin Hart debacle in 2019, ABC president Craig Erwich announced at the Television Critics Association Press tour in January 2022 that there will indeed be an emcee for the 94th Oscars. Well, multiple emcees, it turns out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy is having three hosts, each of which will be responsible for one act over the three-hour ceremony.

We don’t know who they will be yet, though one candidate that has been floated is Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. There has been constant speculation among Oscar watchers about how the ceremony will acknowledge the biggest box-office hit of the year, Spider-Man: No Way Home—not exactly your typical Oscar fare—and one option that’s popped up is to have Holland, a talented entertainer, take on hosting duties. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s into the idea. Still, according to Variety, it’s “massively unlikely” that Holland will host alongside his co-star/girlfriend Zendaya. Even wilder yet, Page Six reported that Pete Davidson was talking to producers about the gig to “reset” the “normally stodgy show” and attract a younger audience. More likely? The Only Murders in the Building trio of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. The show, after all, is a Hulu production, which means it’s a Disney production. So are the Oscars. Corporate synergy!

How are they handling COVID?

In a controversial decision, the Academy will apparently not be requiring attendees to be vaccinated, The Hollywood Reporter revealed. The report set off a wave of speculation as to just which celebrities had not gotten their shots, spurred on by what is essentially a blind item in THR saying “at least one of last year’s acting winners and prominent members of the casts of multiple best picture nominees, as well as nominees in other categories” could not attend if vaccination was a requirement. The Oscars’ decision to let stars go unvaxxed is counter to other awards shows like SAG and the Critics Choice Awards, which are requiring guests to show their cards. That said, the big ceremony will require negative PCR and antigen tests.

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What movies and actors have been nominated?

Now that they’ve have been announced, you can read up on the Best PictureBest DirectorBest ActressBest ActorInternational Feature, and Best Documentary categories.

Here are all the nominees for the main categories. Winners will be announced on March 27:

Best picture

Belfast –


Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best actress:

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

Best actor

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick…BOOM!

Will Smith – King Richard

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best director

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Original screenplay


Don’t Look Up

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

The Worst Person in the World

Adapted screenplay



The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog

Set of movie CODAEmilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, and Daniel Durant star in the film, CODA [Business Wire via AP]

Best supporting actor

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

JK Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

Best supporting actress

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Judi Dench – Belfast

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Costume design



Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Film editing

Don’t Look Up


King Richard

tick, tick…BOOM!

The Power of the Dog

Documentary feature




Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire

Set of Norwegian movie setThe Norwegian film, The World’s Worst Man, was nominated for an Oscar in the category of best foreign film [Javad Parsa/NTB via Reuters]

Original song

Be Alive from King Richard, music and lyric by DIXSON and Beyonce Knowles-Carter

Down to Joy from Belfast, music and lyric by Van Morrison

No Time to Die from No Time to Die, music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Somehow You Do from Four Good Days, music and lyric by Diane Warren

Best international film

Drive My Car – Japan

Flee – Denmark

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom – Bhutan

The Hand of God – Italy

The Worst Person in the World – Norway

Best animated feature




Raya and the Last Dragon

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Best animated short film

Affairs of the Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper


Don’t Look Up



Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

Nightmare alley film set Nightmare Alley directed by Guillermo del Toro is one the nominees for best picture [Searchlight Pictures via AP]

Live action short

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

Please Hold



Lead Me Home

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Production design


The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Rachel Zegler attending movie premiereRachel Zegler made her film debut as Maria Vasquez in West Side Story [File: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters]

Makeup and hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye




No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Visual Effects


Free Guy

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

02/08/2022 by AlizeLaVie  and New Agencies