The 94th Academy Awards are just around the corner. Films like The Power of the Dog, Belfast, and Steven Spielbrg's West Side Story are gaining plenty of buzz for being Best Picture contenders, and stars from Kristen Stewart and Olivia Colman to Will Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch are among favorites to be nominated in the performance categories.
While the pandemic has prompted many changes to the movie industry, the big screen has brought us no shortage of stories that are imaginative, provocative, and transportive in the past year. Many of these films will be recognized at the 2022 Oscars held at Dolby Theatre in March.
Here's everything we know so far about the 2022 Oscars.
The 94th Academy Awards takes place on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
In a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirmed that the 94th Academy Awards will have a host. The last time the Oscars had one was in 2018, when Jimmy Kimmel hosted. But just who will be hosting this year's ceremony remains a question mark.
Nominations for the 2022 Oscars will be announced on Feb. 8.
Will Packer will be producing the 94th Academy Awards. He is a prolific producer whose credits include "The Photograph," "Girls Trip," "Ride Along," "Straight Outta Compton," and the 2016 remake of "Roots," for which he earned an Emmy nomination. "The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me. I'm fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life. What an honor!" Packer said in a press release from October 2021.
The 94th Academy Awards will be televised live on ABC. You can also stream the ceremony online on ABC.com.