When are the Oscars 2022? How to watch, stream, who’s nominated, and more

The Oscars 2022 are finally here – and if you’re looking for the way to tune in, we’ve got you covered.

There’s already been a lot of talk surrounding this year’s Oscars, meaning the 94th Academy Awards is definitely one to watch. Controversy still surrounds the Academy’s decision to shorten the televised ceremony by cutting eight categories, which won’t be broadcast live. Plus, the race between CODA and The Power of the Dog for Best Picture looks practically neck and neck, and then there’s the presenters, who range from DJ Khaled to Tony Hawk. 

We’ve got everything you need right here to watch the Oscars 2022, with a guide to what time the red carpet starts, and when the awards can be watched – and we’ve even got the major nominees, meaning you can catch up in time for the ceremony. So, scroll on to find out how to join in on all the fun this year.

When are the Oscars? Time and date of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony

Bradley Cooper in Licorice Pizza

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The 2022 Oscars will take place Sunday, March 27 and begin at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. For UK viewers, that’s March 28 at 1 am.

Red carpet coverage will start at 4:30pm Pacific/6:30 pm Eastern, an hour-and-a-half before showtime. Interviews will likely be found pre-ceremony on The Academy’s official Youtube channel.

How to watch the Oscars

Nightmare Alley

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In the US, you can watch the ceremony ABC, online at ABC.com, via Youtube TV, or Hulu. In the UK, you’ll need access to the sub-channel Sky Cinema Oscars or you may stream the Oscars online through NOW with a NOW Sky Cinema Pass. The subscription costs £9.99/month, but you can also take advantage of the seven-day free trial.

Who are the main nominees?

Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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Jane Campion’s western drama The Power of the Dog leads with 12 nominations. Following close behind is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune with 10, West Side Story and Belfast both with seven, and King Richard with six.

The most highly-anticipated part of the night is the award for Best Picture, with the nominees listed here in full:

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Check out all the Oscars 2022 nominations right here.

Who’s Hosting?

Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter

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Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will host the ceremony as a trio. Jimmy Kimmel was the last to host in 2018, before the Academy Awards went three full years without one.

The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, which has been the home of the Oscars nearly every year since 2002.

With the hype, controversy, and absolutely stacked list of quality films, we’ll definitely be tuning in. Plus, we’re dying to find out if Cinderella will take home the award for Fan Favorite over Spider-Man: No Way Home.

For more, check out our list of Oscars 2022 predictions.

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