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Hollywood's biggest night has finally arrived. To ensure that you don't miss out on any of the excitement, we've compiled a complete guide on how to watch the Oscars 2022 ceremony.
Today is the big day! It's March 27, which means the 94th Academy Awards or as everyone calls them, the Oscars, are just hours away. After months of film festivals and campaign events, as well as a few Omicron delays and another round of campaign events, this year's nominees are ready to celebrate at the Dolby Theater, assuming that some of the controversies surrounding this year's show don't get in the way.
This year's show, which is officially known as the 94th Academy Awards, honors what the Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences consider to be the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021. The 2022 Oscars are being produced this year by film producer Will Packer, most known for his work on shows and movies like Being Mary Jane, Straight Outta Compton, Girls Trip, and Little starring Issa Rae and Marsai Martin.
Last year's show was downsized to stay in alignment with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and was moved to Downtown Los Angeles' Union Station. This year, the 2022 Oscars — themed “Movie Lovers Unite” — will return to their usual venue at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, and is expecting around 2,500 attendees.
If the 2022 awards season so far has been any indication, this year's Academy Awards will be a very tight race. (You can check out the full list of nominees here.)
Netflix's Western psychological drama Power of the Dog leads the pack with a total of 12 nominations, while Denis Villeneuve's film adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune follows with 10. Belfast and West Side Story are tied with 7 nominations, King Richard close behind with 6 nods, and Don't Look Up, Drive My Car, and Nightmare Alley are also tied with a total of 4 nominations.
Historic nominations and nominees that could further make history this year are queer actors and first-time nominees Kristen Stewart (Spencer) and Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Drive My Car, which is the Japanese film to earn a Best Picture nomination, and Power of the Dog's Jane Campion, who is the only female nominee in this year's Best Director category and the only woman to ever been nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards twice.
The 2022 Academy Awards will begin live at 8 P.M. ET. Below, learn more info and find out how to watch the 2022 Oscars.
Who is hosting and presenting at the 2022 Oscars?
After three years of not having an official, appointed host, this year's show will have three hosts: Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer. The list of presenters at this year's ceremony is star-studded with many of your favorite celebs and entertainers.
Among those handing out cherished envelopes are Lady Gaga, Zoë Kravitz, Daniel Kaluuya, Lily James, Lupita Nyong’o, Tracee Ellis Ross, Halle Bailey, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Rami Malek, Simu Liu, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Elliot Page, Shawn Mendes, Shaun White, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Serena and Venus Williams, and West Side Story's very own Rachel Zegler — a last-minute special addition after Zegler revealed she wasn't initially invited to the ceremony.
Who is performing at the 2022 Oscars?
Four of the five Best Original Song nominees will be performing at this year's show. Billie Eilish and FINNEAS will perform their title song to the James Bond film No Time to Die, Reba McEntire will sing “Somehow You Do” from drama Four Good Days, Sebastián Yatra will sing “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto, and Beyoncé will be performing her anthem “Be Alive” from the Williams Sisters biopic King Richard.
According to Variety, Beyoncé has been in talks to perform a live broadcast performance of the song from tennis courts in Compton, California — the exact tennis courts Serena and Venus Williams began their training as young athletes.
Members of the cast of Encanto will also debut their first-ever live performance of the film's breakout hit “We Don't Talk About Bruno," and will be joined by singers Becky G and Luis Fonsi.
On top of those exciting performances, this year's in-house band, affectionately titled the “All-Star Band,” will be a collection of music icons. Led by the show's music director Adam Blackstone, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, trailblazing percussionist Sheila E., award-winning pianist and composer Robert Glasper, and Hip-Hip OG DJ D-Nice will appear in the show, joined by a full symphonic orchestra.
How can I watch the 2022 Oscars?
Watch on ABC
If you have a cable package, simply tune in to your local ABC channel. The show is scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Stream Online Through a Cable Provider
You'll also be able to stream the show online through ABC, from ABC.com or the ABC app, using your cable login.
Watch on The Roku Channel
All Roku streaming devices come with the Roku Channel, which means that you can watch the show for free — the Roku Channel includes ABC News Live.
Watch Via Subscription Services
There are so many streaming subscription service options. If your free trials have expired, you can watch via Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, or FuboTV — all of these services will allow you to stream the Oscars 2022 live.
Watch the Red Carpet
Even with so many incredible awards and performances to look forward to, all the action really begins on the red carpet. Make sure you catch all the standout style and glam moments by tuning in to the Oscars 2022 red carpet programming, which begins earlier in the evening.
You can watch E!'s famous red carpet coverage at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT via the E! News app, their official Twitter account, or their website. This year's red carpet show will be hosted by Laverne Cox.
ABC, as always, will air their own red carpet coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. Officially titled “The Oscars Red Carpet Show,” Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell will serve as this year's hosts.
The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony will kick-off on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.