The 2022 Oscars — or the 94th Academy Awards, as they’re officially called — are scheduled for Sunday, March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s Hollywood awards season ended later than usual due to the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. For the first time, the Oscars have allowed 10 films to be nominated for Best Picture — which will be a permanent fixture in the future. The 94th Academy Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall for the first time by three women of the Oscars.
Earlier this year, the 2022 Oscars sparked controversy after announcing that the live broadcast would not feature winners in eight categories, including best editing and best sound. Instead, these will be submitted prior to the ceremony, which will then be edited into the live broadcast. Steven Spielberg was among those who criticized the move.
On top of that, the Academy has teamed up with Twitter to create two new categories — Oscar Fan Favorite Polls and Oscar Cheer Moments — all in an effort to boost viewership for the increasingly unpopular awards show each year.
2022 Oscars Dates, India Time
The 2022 Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27. For Indian audiences, the ceremony will begin in the early hours of Monday, March 28.
The red carpet begins at 5:00AM EST, and the main ceremony of the 2022 Academy Awards is scheduled to begin at 5:30AM EST.
How to watch the Oscars 2022 in India
Viewers in India can watch the 2022 Oscars on Disney+ Hotstar starting March 28 at 5am.
Viewers will also be able to stream the 2022 Oscars live on TV. The 94th Academy Awards will be screened in Star Movies, Star Movies HD, Star Movies Select HD, Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD at 5:30 am IST at 5:30 am IST, And replays later Monday at 8:30pm IST.
2022 Oscar host
The 94th Academy Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. As mentioned, this will be the first time three women have hosted the Oscars.
2022 Oscars host, performer
The 2022 Oscars will see a long list of stars who will be awarded various awards, including Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatrice, Josh Brolin, Ruth E. 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, Zoe Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Sean Mendes, Jason Momoa, Bill Murray, Lupita Nee Yong’ao, Elliott Page, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracey 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.
Grammy-winning siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell will perform at the 2022 Academy Awards. The pair will reportedly sing the Oscar-nominated song “No Time to Die” from the James Bond film of the same name.
2022 Oscar nominations
Oscar nominations 2022: The full list, from best actor to best picture
Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Dog Power” leads this year’s awards with 12 nominations, followed by Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya’s Dune with 10 nominations . The two films entered Best Picture along with “Belfast,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Drive My Car,” “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Nightmare Lane” and “West Side Story” category.