Get us in your inbox

© Sarah Hadley

The Oscars 2022

Everything you need to know about this year’s Academy Awards

Written by
Time Out Film

The Oscars are back to normal this year – or as close to normal as an event that once featured an actual ‘mani cam’ can get – and it’s inching closer to its traditional early-year home after a shift back to late April in 2021. The awards takes place on March 27 – still later than normal, partly to avoid a clash with the Winter Olympics – and take residence again in its traditional contemporary home of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. The exciting, eclectic list of nominees should make for compelling viewing on the night, too. Will Best Picture go to the hot favourite, The Power of the Dog, or the polarising Don’t Look Up? Will Benedict Cumberbatch win an acting Oscar at the second time of asking? And will Flee win an unprecedented Best Documentary and Best Animation double? There will be a tonne of juicy subplots and no doubt, some contentious winners to argue over, so stay tuned for our coverage in the run-up to the Academy Awards – and on the night itself. See you there.

When are the Oscars?

The ninety-fourth Academy Awards will take place on Sunday March 27, 2022.

Where are the Oscars?

The annual awards ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Who is hosting?

Who isn’t hosting? The Oscar producers have again steered away from a single presenter(s) and gone with a megamix of famous types to, they hope, draw in a younger TV audience. They include – deep breath – Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Hadish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White.

Oh, and – even deeper breath – 
Halle Bailey, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Shawn Mendes, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta and Yuh-Jung Youn.

And to think, Bob Hope used to do this on his own.

RECOMMENDED: The best films of 2021

Best Picture 2022 reviews



  • 3 out of 5 stars


  • 4 out of 5 stars

The best and worst of the Oscars

How to give an Oscar speech

How to give an Oscar speech

Hollywood stars put blood, sweat and tears into their Oscar acceptance speeches. But what should they say? How to strike the balance between humble and...

The 2020 Oscars

The 2018 Oscars

More from the Academy Awards

The best things in life are free.

Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

Loading animation
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!