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Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

First awarded: May 16, 1929; 94 years ago



Official Name: Academy Award® of Merit

Height: 13½ inches

Weight: 8½ pounds

Number of Awards Presented: 3,140

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

94th Academy Awards

The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards. The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, which honors the best films of 2021, will be held on March 27, 2022. The ceremony will again be broadcast on ABC. It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The 94th Oscars on ABC, Sunday March 27th.

How to Watch the 2022 Oscars

Why should you watch the 94th Oscars? Let us count the ways: first of all—the most obvious reason—to find out who wins! There are also the hosts, and we can’t think of three women better suited to bring the humor, heart and (we’re sure) more than a few surprises than our emcees Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. And we haven’t even mentioned the star-studded presenters and performers.

So, how do you watch? Below is everything you need to know.

When are the 94th Oscars?

Sunday, March 27, 2022, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and broadcasting from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

How do I watch the Oscars?

The Oscars will be telecast live on ABC. Watch on your TV (if you’re a cable or satellite subscriber, ABC is part of your lineup) or on abc.com and the ABC app via your provider.

You can also stream the ceremony in real time via services like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV—many of which offer a seven-day free trial, if you want to plan your Oscars night accordingly.

The Oscars are also broadcast in more than 200 territories, so if you are outside the U.S., you can check your international local listings here.

How do I watch the nominated films before then?

The Power of the Dog is the year’s most-nominated film, followed by Dune, Belfast and West Side Story, but there are so many more nominated films to watch this year. (For a full list of nominees, click here.) Why not start with the 10 Best Picture nominees, many of which are available to stream right now at home.

Find out how to watch the Best Picture nominees here.

Presenters at the 94th 2022 Oscars

Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Scott and More Will Present at 2022 Oscars

Every star-studded event needs its stars. There are also the hosts, and we can’t think of three women better suited to bring the humor, heart and (we’re sure) more than a few surprises than our emcees Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. And we haven’t even mentioned the star-studded presenters and performers.

The Academy has announced additional presenters for the 94th Oscars!

Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes and John Travolta join previously announced presenters: Ruth E. Carter, Anthony Hopkfins, Lily James, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Uma Thurman, Kevin Costner, Lady Gaga, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Yuh-Jung Youn.

Youn is, of course, the reigning Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner, taking home the Oscar in 2021 for her performance in Minari. (Who could forget the moment Brad Pitt presented her with the award?)

Yellowstone star Costner is a two-time Oscar winner for Directing and producing the Best Picture winner of 1990, Dances With Wolves, while Gaga won hers in 2019 for A Star Is Born’s Best Original Song.

Kravitz and Perez (an Oscar nominee for Fearless in 1994) have a fun DC superhero connection: The former is Catwoman in this year’s The Batman, while the latter starred as Renee Montoya in 2020’s Birds of Prey.

Rock, meanwhile, has actually hosted the Oscars twice before, first in 2005, then in 2016, and was Emmy-nominated for doing so his second time. Rock was also on hand – alongside Steve Martin – to help open 2020’s hostless ceremony.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET as well as in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.