T

he Oscars is the film industry’s biggest extravaganza of the year.

Excitement has been building around the potential nominations ahead of the shortlist being released in early February.

Every year the prestigious awards ceremony attracts a whole galaxy of Hollywood stars and the A-list put on a show-stopping display on the red carpet.

Here is everything you need to know about the Oscars 2022.

When were the Oscars 2022 nominations be announced?

The Oscars 2022 nominations were announced on Tuesday, February 8.

All nominees will be announced at the specific time of 1.18pm UK time.

Voting for nominations ended on February 1.

In the past the Academy livestreamed this event with remote celeb hosts.

March 7 will see a nominations luncheon where fellow nominees pose for a class photo as per tradition. Guests are yet to be confirmed.

When is the Oscars 2022 taking place?

This year’s Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 27.

It is the second consecutive year the film industry’s biggest night has been delayed.

The showbiz event usually is hosted every February.

Where is the Oscars 2022 being hosted?

The glittering awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Who is hosting the Oscars 2022?

The event will return with a host for the first time in three years.

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will present the ceremony.

According to producer Will Packer, each woman brings something different to the show.

Who are the favourites to win in the Oscars 2022?

Among the films tipped for Oscars success are Sir Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical drama Belfast and Netflix’s Western The Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from The Power of the Dog

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Branagh could be in the running for best director opposite Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog, while Cumberbatch is among the favourites to carry away best actor.

Cumberbatch faces competition from other big names including Will Smith for his portrayal of the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.

Will Smith, right, with Demi Singleton, left, and Saniyya Sidney in a scene from King Richard

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The critics have also been impressed by Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.

Science-fiction epic Dune and Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond, No Time To Die, will be expected to feature in the nominations.

How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?

The Oscars will air live in the very early hours of Monday morning on March 28 at 1am UK time.

There are multiple ways to watch the 2022 Oscars in the UK.

If you’re a Sky subscriber you can watch this year’s Oscars on two channels – Sky Showcase and Sky Cinema Oscars.

The time difference between the UK and LA ensures it will shown in the early hours.

Previous broadcasts had started at 1am and run to around 5am.

Who will be performing at the 2022 Oscars?

There will also be a performances from the likes of music stars Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Sebastián Yatra and Reba McEntire.

Full list of Oscar nominations

BEST PICTURE

Belfast

CODA

Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car

Dune

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST ACTOR

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick…BOOM!

Will Smith – King Richard

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

BEST DIRECTOR

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Jesse Plemmons – The Power of the Dog

J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Judi Dench – Belfast

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power Of The Dog

The Tragedy Of Macbeth

West Side Story

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

The Worst Person In The World

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Coda

Drive My Car

Dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power Of The Dog

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Drive My Car (Japan)

Flee (Denmark)

The Hand Of God (Italy)

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom (Bhutan)

The Worst Person In The World (Norway)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya And The Last Dragon

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Affairs Of The Art

Bestia

Boxballet

Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen Of Basketball

Three Songs For Benazir

When We Were Bullies

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ala Kachuu – Take And Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

BEST FILM EDITING

Don’t Look Up

Dune

King Richard

The Power Of The Dog

Tick, Tick… Boom!

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power Of The Dog

The Tragedy Of Macbeth

West Side Story

BEST SOUND

Belfast

Dune

No Time To Die

The Power Of The Dog

West Side Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune

Free Guy

No Time To Die

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Coming 2 America

Cruella

Dune

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

House Of Gucci

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Don’t Look Up,” Nicholas Britell

“Dune,” Hans Zimmer

“Encanto,” Germaine Franco

“Parallel Mothers,” Alberto Iglesias

“The Power of the Dog,” Jonny Greenwood

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Be Alive” (“King Richard”), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

“Dos Oruguitas” (“Encanto”), Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down to Joy” (“Belfast”), Van Morrison

“No Time to Die” (“No Time to Die”), Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” (“Four Good Days”), Diane Warren



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