94th Academy Awards
|94th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 27, 2022|
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Directed by||Glenn Weiss|
|TV in the United States|
The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, and is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2022. Shortlists of films to compete for nominations in ten categories were announced on December 21, 2021. The nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022.
Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema, the modified eligibility criteria from the 93rd Academy Awards will remain in force—such as those on direct-to-digital releases and additional flexibility for eligible theatrical runs in cities besides Los Angeles. The eligibility period will end as normal on December 31, 2021; as the 93rd Academy Awards had been postponed to allow a two-month extension of eligibility through the end of February 2021, only films released since March 1, 2021 will be eligible.
The nominations are scheduled to be announced on February 8, 2022, while the ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre. It was reported that the date had been chosen as not to clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing (which runs from February 4–20, 2022), and Super Bowl LVI (which is being hosted in the Los Angeles area on February 13, 2022).
In April 2020, the Academy announced that the Best Picture category at the 94th Academy Awards would have 10 nominees; since the 84th Academy Awards, between five and ten films have been nominated for Best Picture, based on the outcome of the ballot process. The minimum amount of original music required for eligibility in Best Original Score has been reduced from 60% to 35%. Submissions for Best Original Song are being capped at five songs per film. The nomination process for Best Sound will now have a preliminary round with 10 nominees. In addition, the shortlists will expand from 10 to 15 films in the categories of Best Animated Short Film, Best Documentary Short Subject, and Best Live Action Short Film.
In October 2021, film producer Will Packer was hired to produce the ceremony. Shayla Cowan, the chief of staff of his production companies, was named co-producer. On January 11, 2022, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment Craig Erwich confirmed that the ceremony would have an assigned host for the first time since 2018, stating that "[Packer] really has his pulse on popular culture and entertainment. I know he has a lot in store and we’ll have more details to share soon."
|Thursday, January 27, 2022||Nominations voting opens|
|Tuesday, February 1, 2022||Nominations voting closes|
|Tuesday, February 8, 2022||Nominations announced|
|Monday, March 7, 2022||Nominations Luncheon|
|Thursday, March 17, 2022||Final voting begins|
|Tuesday, March 22, 2022||Final polls close|
|Sunday, March 27, 2022||94th Academy Awards presentation|
Winners and nominees
On June 24, 2021, the Academy announced its winners of the 12th annual Governors Awards ceremony, which was originally scheduled to be held on January 15, 2022. However, on December 22, 2021, the presentation of the awards was postponed to a later date due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns related to the widespread surge of cases of Omicron variant. The following awards will still be presented:
- Samuel L. Jackson – "Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide"
- Elaine May – "For Elaine May’s bold, uncompromising approach to filmmaking, as a writer, director and actress"
- Liv Ullmann – "Liv Ullmann’s bravery and emotional transparency has gifted audiences with deeply affecting screen portrayals"
- Danny Glover – "Glover's decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen"
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