Oscars Ceremony Live: It’s that time of year again – the Oscars are here, with the 94th edition of the Academy Awards taking place in Hollywood on Sunday night. The ceremony traditionally takes place in February or March every year although last year’s was an exception – the 2021 Oscars were moved back to late April due to the coronavirus pandemic, the latest it has ever been staged.
There will also be a difference in this year’s Academy Awards as it will be the first time since 2018 that the event will be hosted. Three presenters will be in charge of ensuring the Oscars flows smoothly while keeping the audience entertained – Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will guide us through the night from the stage at the Dolby Theater.
What time does the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony start?
The 94th Annual Academy Awards will take place at Dolby Theater, Hollywood, California on Sunday 27 March, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with the event expected to last three hours, finishing just before 11pm ET / 8pm PT.
Which television channels will be broadcasting the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony live?
The Oscars has traditionally been the most-watched, televised entertainment event in the US – well ahead of the likes of the Emmys, the Golden Globes and Grammys in terms of audience numbers. However, audience ratings have declined in recent years with 23 million viewers in 2020 and half of that figure last year tuning in. Nevertheless, the telecast is still the second highest-rated annual event behind the Super Bowl.
The 2022 Oscars will be beamed live around the world with over 200 countries broadcasting the ceremony live. For the second year running, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has decided to give the Oscars a miss although it will likely give the event some coverage on its News Hour bulletin.
In the United States, ABC will be broadcasting the 2022 Oscars live from 1pm with a countdown live from the red carpet on Hollywood Boulevard where Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes will be interviewing A-listers on their way into the Dolby Theater. Coverage continues at 6:30pm with the Red Carpet Show which will take a look at the nominees and the artists who will be performing at the event – Billie Eilish and Beyoncé.
In the United Kingdom, Sky once again holds the exclusive rights to show the ceremony – their coverage will get underway at 11pm local time BST.
For proof, check out the giant list of announced presenters below. There are also plenty of great Oscar-nominated movies you can watch to get ready, including Coda, Drive My Car and Nightmare Alley.
This is a huge year for the big streaming services, as Netflix’s The Power of The Dog leads the pack with 12 nominations. Right behind it is Dune, which debuted on HBO Max (and is back there now) has 10 nominations. Apple TV Plus’ CODA has three nods, and Netflix’s Done Look Up has five.
That said, the return to the theater is seen in full force here, as the people behind theatrical exclusives Licorice Pizza and Belfast are also looking to nab statuettes.
How to watch the 2022 Oscars online
A number of online services will be providing live coverage of the 2022 Oscars.Viewers can watch online at ABC.com and the ABC app, as well as via other streaming sites such as AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV – some of these services offer a free 7-day trial.
The 2022 Oscars live on AS USA
You can also follow the ceremony right here on AS USA. Our colleague Will Gittins will be tuxedoed up and relaying all of the glitz and glamour out on the fabled red carpet with his own inimitable coverage, taking you through the ceremony live from start to finish.