The surroundings of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles are already upside down. The Hollywood Academy has already begun to roll out the red carpet and prepare everything for the 94th edition of the Oscars. The most important film awards of the year return home after last year’s disastrous edition, and they do so with a challenge that seems increasingly unattainable: to win back the audience.
Days before the gala, we review all the details that have been announced of the ceremony that Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer will present. We analyzed a curious list of presenters who did not seem to indicate that the rumor that the Academy would seek to reunite mythical film couples would come true, something that would undoubtedly have managed to capture the attention of moviegoers. Instead we have logical confirmations, like Lady Gaga, Anthony Hopkins or Bill Murray, and curious names like DJ Khaled or Tony Hawk. We also review the controversy of the non-invitation of Rachel Zegler, whom the Academy has finally invited, after we recorded the video, to present an award.
We are talking, of course, about the controversial decision to leave eight awards “out” of the gala, being delivered an hour before and broadcast on a delayed basis during the ceremony, but cut down. And we also discussed the mention of the public’s favorite movie, which was voted on Twitter and which leaves us with a very varied list of favorites. As for musical performances, at the time we recorded the video we only knew that ‘No se Habla de Bruno’ from the ‘Encanto’ soundtrack was going to be performed despite not even being nominated for Best Song. Now the Academy has also confirmed that we will see performances by Beyoncé with ‘Be Alive’ from ‘The Williams Method’, performed on a tennis court, by Billie Eilish and Finneas with ‘No Time to Die’, by Reba McEntire with ‘Somehow You Do’ from ‘4 dias’, and by Sebastián Yatra with ‘Dos oruguitas’. The biggest absence will be Van Morrison, who will not be able to perform ‘Down to Joy’ from ‘Belfast’ because he is on tour.
The pool of the Oscars 2022
Finally, we make our pool with the main prizes of the night. Will we bet on the, until now, favorite, ‘The power of the dog’ or do we believe in the sorpasso of ‘CODA: The sounds of silence’? Do the four interpretive Oscars already have clear owners? Will Jane Campion join the very short list of directing Oscar winners?
On the night of Sunday, March 27 to Monday, March 28, you can follow the Oscars 2022 gala with us through Twitter and on the web. We will wait for you!