Oscars 2022: When is it? Where can I watch it? Who are the favourites to win?

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The 2022 Oscars ceremony takes place tonight in Los Angeles tonight and amid the glitz, glamour – and a bit of champagne glugging – there’ll be golden statues handed out to the great and the good of Hollywood.

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes are on presenting duty for the 94th Academy Awards ceremony in the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 27th, 2022.

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As for the Oscar nominees, The Power of the Dog leads the way with 12, sci-fi epic Dune has 10 nods, while West Side Story and Belfast are both up for seven.

Those four films are in the running for the Best Picture award along with Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza, CODA, King Richard, Nightmare Alley and Drive My Car.

But how and when can we see the winners being announced at the 2022 ceremony?

We’ve all you need to know about how to watch the Oscars 2022 in the UK and Ireland. Put on a gallon of coffee if you want watch it live…

When are the Oscars 2022?

The 2022 Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday 27th March 2022 at 1am in the UK and Ireland.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on Sky Cinema: Oscars, funnily enough. The pre-ceremony show begins at 11pm.

Viewers in Ireland can also watch the ceremony on Monday night at 9:35pm on RTE2.

What time will the Oscars 2022 air?

The ceremony will kick off at 8pm Eastern Time – so 1am UK time in the early hours of Monday 28th March.

The show length can fluctuate a bit, but the awards usually run for about three hours, so get that flask of coffee prepped.

How to watch the Oscars 2022 in the UK

All of Sky’s coverage can also be streamed online via NOW with a NOW Sky Cinema Pass. Alternatively, you can make use of the NOW seven-day free trial.

In the US, the Oscars 2022 will air on ABC.

Workers are seen past an Oscar statue on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, on March 26, 2022, one day before the 94th Academy Awards. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Oscars 2022 hosts

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will take to the stage this year to present the ceremony. The awards have had different celebrities presenting each award while also serveing as the hosts, rather than having a single figure in charge of the proceedings in recent years.

Who will present the awards at the Oscars 2022?

Alongside the three hosts, the Oscars 2022 will feature a range of different stars presenting the various awards.

Lily James, Shawn Mendes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kevin Costner, John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lupita Nyong’o, Woody Harrelson and Tyler Perry, Halle Bailey, Elliot Page, Simu Liu, Rami Malek and Lady Gaga are all slated to appear, as well as 2021 winners Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Youn Yuh-jung.

Who is hosting the Oscars 2022 red carpet show?

Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Terrence J will host the red carpet show at this year’s Oscars alongside fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.

The red carpet show will also feature a special appearance by DJ MOS.

Oscars 2022 nominations

The nominations were announced on Tuesday 8th February.

The Best Actor category played out largely as expected, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Javier Bardem each receiving a nod.

Kristen Stewart got a nod for Spencer despite being overlooked for the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild awards. Lady Gaga missed out on an Oscar nomination, with Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz and Nicole Kidman completing the line-up.

There are 10 contenders for Best Picture at the 2022 Academy Awards, with Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard. Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog and West Side Story competing.]

Who are the favourites to win?

Coda is the odds-on favourite for us in the Best Picture category, with the Power of the Dog second and Belfast a distant third.

The Best Actor award is expected to go to Will Smith for King Richard, though Benedict Cumberbatch could surprise for The Power of the Dog.

Jessica Chastain is predicted to win Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, but Penelope Cruz can’t be ruled out for Parallel Mothers and Nicole Kidman is also a possibility for Being the Ricardos.

Jane Campion is almost unbackable in the Best Director category for The Power of the Dog.

 

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