Hollywood is ready to party and you’re invited—from the comfort of your couch!
Live broadcast of the 94th Annual Academy Awards will be held at Dolby Theatre, March 27. After last year’s limited-capacity ceremony at Los Angeles’ historic Union Station due to COVID restrictions, the show returns to its usual home at the corner of Hollywood and Highland.
Even though the telecast will be broadcast on February 22, there is already controversy. The Academy announced on February 22 that it would be eliminating eight categories from its prime-time show. These included Film Editing and Original Score, as well as Production Design. The pre-show ceremony will begin at 4 pm. A selection of the winner speeches and nomination announcements will be edited into the broadcast.
More than 350 industry professionals including directors signed a petition to overturn the decision. James Cameron and Guillermo Del Toro, writer Tony Kushner composer John Williams The Academy has not lost its momentum.
Oscars producer Will Packer The broadcaster has justified the decision by arguing that it is time to make some changes.
“I think it was the right decision,”Packer said Variety. “We have to understand that the Academy Awards show as we know it is at an inflection point. The next coming years, especially this year, are going to be a harbinger for what this show will become.”
Here’s everything about the redesigned 2022 Oscars broadcast: