Planning is already underway for the 94th Oscars, which can be held on March 27, 2022, the movie academy and ABC stated Thursday.
After a 12 months of disruption, innovation and catastrophically low ratings, the Academy Awards are getting again to enterprise as normal. The present will return to the Dolby Theatre for its ABC broadcast and the eligibility window will as soon as once more shut on the finish of the calendar 12 months.
This previous 12 months, the academy prolonged the eligibility window into February and canceled non-televised occasions just like the Governors Awards and the Nominees Luncheon due to the pandemic. All these trimmings are actually again on the schedule, with the Governors Awards set for Jan. 15 and the luncheon to be held on March 7. Nominations can be introduced on Feb. 8.
The academy stated, nonetheless, that dates stay topic to vary. The group can be acknowledging that the film enterprise remains to be being impacted by the pandemic and are extending the streaming eligibility caveat they adopted last year into the 2021 awards season. That implies that movies don’t essentially must have a theatrical run to qualify and might debut on streaming or video on demand companies.
The tip of March broadcast date is far later than normal for Hollywood’s largest awards present. Initially the 94th version was set to air on Feb. 27, however that month can be crowded with main dwell occasions, together with the 2022 Olympics and the Tremendous Bowl.
The viewers for the 93rd Oscars, which have been held at Los Angeles’ Union Station in late April, was lower than half of its earlier low, with solely 9.85 million viewers tuning in to watch “Nomadland” win best picture. It was par for the course for a pandemic awards present: Each the Golden Globes (6.9 million viewers) and Grammy Awards (9.2 million) had document low audiences as properly.
And subsequent 12 months can be completely different with out the Golden Globes, which usually air in early January, stealing a few of the Oscars thunder. NBC stated earlier this 12 months that it would not air the Golden Globes in 2022 amid controversies and requires reform inside the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, the group that places it on.
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