OSCAR 2022: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CEREMONY ON MARCH 27TH

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on the night between 27 and 28 March.

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An event that, as always, is highly anticipated by cinema lovers and that ScreenWeek will follow live on Twitch, commenting live on winners, performances, blunders, joys and sorrows. To find out more about our live broadcast, click HERE .

In order not to arrive unprepared for the Night of the Oscars, let’s recap for you some crucial points: when it will take place, where you can see it, who are the candidates and much more.

Where and when

The 2022 Oscars will return home, we can say: after being moved to Los Angeles Union Station due to Covid in 2021, the ceremony will again be held in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

The ceremony will be broadcast in Italy starting at 00:15 on Monday 28 March on Sky Cinema Oscar (Sky channel 303). The live broadcast of the ceremony will also be broadcast on Sky Uno, streamed on NOW and in the clear on TV8, again from 00.15. We will connect live from 11.45 pm on Sunday 27 March.

Francesco Castelnuovo will present the evening from the Sky studios together with Gianni Canova and the Sky TG24 journalist Francesca Baraghini . Among the guests, the conductor of Beijing Express Costantino Della Gherardesca , present in the studio, Lillo & Greg, Claudia Gerini and Enzo Decaro and Massimiliano Gallo , representing the cast of It was the hand of God , Italian candidate for best international film.

The Night of the Oscars will be re-proposed in its entirety on Monday 28 March on Sky Cinema Oscar in the afternoon, while from 9.15 pm on Sky Cinema Oscar and Sky Uno the best of the Night of the Oscars 2022 will be held , also available on demand on Sky and NOW and free to air on TV8 , also on 28 March, at 11.45 pm.

For the second year in a row, China and Hong Kong will not air the live broadcast. A decision taken before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, which therefore should be due to reasons other than the international tensions that have emerged in the meantime.

The candidates

The power of the dog drives the nominations with 12 nominations, followed by Dune with 10.HEREyou can find the complete list of candidates. This year, there will be 10 nominees for best film.

The conductors

After a few editions without conductors, the 2022 Oscars will return to following the tradition. The presenters will be three : Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes . Vanessa Hudgens, Terrence J and the stylist Brandon Maxwell will instead take care of following the red carpet at the opening of the live.

Also, Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Costner, Zoë Kravitz, Yuh-Jung Youn, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Bill Murray and Lady Gaga will present awards. With them also the protagonist of West Side Story , Rachel Zegler (see under “Controversies”).

The scenography

David Korins, production designer from Hamilton, was responsible for designing the stage for the 2022 edition of the Oscars. Here is a taste of the sets.

 

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The security measures

The pandemic is not over, although we would like it to be. For this reason, some anti-Covid measures will remain in force also this year, albeit in a milder way than last year. Candidates and guests will need to be vaccinated or show adequate proof of their medical exemption, as well as two negative swabs. Presenters and performers will not necessarily have to be vaccinated, but will have to undergo “rigorous tests”.

Political commitment

Amy Schumer has made it known that she wants to contact Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to invite him to participate live via satellite, or at least to record a video message to be broadcast during the Oscars ceremony. We’ll see if it goes through.

Gifts and exhibitions

The evening will also feature tributes to sixty years of the Bond saga and fifty years of The Godfather . Beyoncé is expected to perform and, in addition, in order to attract younger audiences, the cast of Encanto , consisting of Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitán and Diane Guerrero , together with Becky G and Luis Fonsi , will perform live the song We Don’t Talk About Bruno , taken from the film’s soundtrack, despite not being nominated for best song. And this leads us to …

The controversy

To shorten the duration of the ceremony, ABC required the Academy not to present certain categories live . The network wanted twelve, the Academy contracted eight. These will be: Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Live Action Short, Best Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyles, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Set Design and Best Sound. The delivery of these awards will be recorded and clips will be aired during the ceremony.

Of course, this decision, reminiscent of the one taken at the 2019 Oscars and then retracted, has been met with heated controversy around the Hollywood world. Over 70 film professionals – including James Cameron, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro, Denis Villeneuve and John Williams – have signed a letter to persuade the Academy to retrace its steps and not give the wrong message that certain categories of Hollywood professionals are of series B. Themes that Steven Spielberg also addressed in his statements, in which he openly took sides against the Academy’s decision. The general reasoning is: if you really wanted to shorten the ceremony, why did you find space for performances (including, as mentioned, one focused on a song that was not even nominated) and not for some of the prizes?

Another sore point is the fool with Rachel Zegler , the protagonist of West Side Story not invited to the ceremony , despite Spielberg’s film being nominated for seven awards. It is actually up to the studios to decide who gets their tickets from the Academy. The catch was solved by inviting the actress to present an award .

Oscars Fan Favorite

This year a special category was also created which seems to be a disengaged response to the controversy about the attempted “popular Oscars” of a few years ago. The Academy allowed the public to vote for their favorite movie on Twitter, using the dedicated hashtag #OscarsFanFavorite. It is not known who is winning: it seems that the lucky one will be Spider-Man: No Way Home (probably the reason this category exists), but some time ago it seemed that, unexpectedly, Cinderella with Camila Cabello was in the lead .