With this year’s Oscars just behind us, continue to harbor the wounds of receiving the lowest ratings in its history, along with criticism from those who did not appreciate award winners being allowed to use their stage time to deliver speeches. Keeping up with politics and world issues, the announcement has now been made of the date and the possibility of qualifying for the 94th Oscars ceremony next year.
Originally scheduled for February 27, 2022, The Academy Awards has now been pushed back to March 27. The announcement also included closing details for those hoping to qualify for one or more of the prizes up for grabs, which has returned to its usual date of December 31, 2021. The limit for this year’s 93rd awards ceremony had been extended by two months to allow for more films to come in despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The year-end close would always take place before next year’s ceremony, but the event itself would take place in late February or early March to avoid a clash with the Super Bowl on February 13 and the Winter Olympics. running in Beijing from 4 to 20 February.
According to those in the know, the reason for the delay comes down to the amount of time it takes to give Academy members and the public ample opportunity to see the films before voting for their winners, as well as the producers responsible for it. enough on television to broadcast the event. time to compile a program based on the nominees, the list of which will not be available until February 8th.
While the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to be largely over by the time the 94th Academy Awards roll around, its impact will set awards for another year, with the amendment included this year that movies can qualify without a theatrical release, on the condition that one was announced and then canceled due to the pandemic and will remain in place for the upcoming ceremony. New eligibility criteria are then expected to be announced ahead of the 95th awards ceremony in 2023.
While there is still no guarantee that the pandemic will be completely over in the coming months, the Oscar voting dates have been tentatively set for January 27, 2022 through February 1, with the final vote taking place from March 17 to March 22. The Academy’s Governors Awards will no longer take place in the fall and has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022, with the awards to be announced that evening.
The 94th Oscars will attempt to eradicate some of the bad press that surrounded the 93rd ceremony, which was heavily panned as admitting to “ arouse ” sentimentality, and also, in the face of world events, was not something many people took any interest in. in. watching at the moment. Some wondered why the general public would want to put up with well-paid celebrities who gauge their personal grievances about the state of the world and pat each other on the back for their victories, while the outside world is still working its way through a pandemic that persisted every day die in many countries. Whether the 94th Awards can regain some of that audience interest remains to be seen, but if the numbers see a drop again, then one should wonder if there will be a way back to what was once a TV event of the year. you must have seen. . Here are the key dates that tie in with the Academy Awards and the events surrounding it.
- Deadline for submission of general admission categories – Monday, November 15, 2021
- The preliminary vote will begin at 9 a.m.PT – Friday, December 10, 2021
- The preliminary vote ends at 5 p.m. PT – Wednesday, December 15, 2021
- Announcement Oscar Shortlists – Tuesday December 21, 2021
- The eligibility period ends – Friday 31 December 2021
- Governors Awards – Saturday, January 15, 2022
- Voting for nominations begins at 9 a.m.PT Thursday, January 27, 2022
- Voting nominations ends 5 p.m. PT – Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
- Announcement of Oscar nominations – Tuesday, February 8, 2022
- Oscar Nominees Luncheon – Monday, March 7, 2022
- Voting on the final begins at 9:00 a.m.PT Thursday, March 17, 2022
- Final vote ends 5 p.m. PT – Tuesday, March 22, 2022
- 94th Oscars – Sunday, March 27, 2022