Upcoming 2022 Oscar Awards


As the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony begins to approach, nominations for this year’s Oscars have many sitting at the edge of their seats. This year, the Oscar Award ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 27. You can stream the ceremony live on ABC 8 pm ET | 5 pm PST to enjoy the announcements of this year’s award winners. Here are five fun facts about the 2022 Oscar Awards: 


  1. Why was Disney’s Encanto ‘We Don’t Talk about Bruno’ nominated?: After quickly being recognized as No.1 on the Billboard, Disney’s Encanto “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” continues to be listed as the second Disney animated feature song to top the charts. However, many question why such a popular song was not nominated for Best Original Song? Unable to predict the success of the song, the song “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto was submitted to be nominated. “Dos Oruguitas” has melody pieces from The Little Mermaid: “Under the Sea”, which brings out the beauty in why this song was chosen for submission since it relates to past Disney favorites. Whether Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Encanto songs lead him to walk away with an Oscar, Encanto’s soundtrack continues to be at the top of the Billboard chart.                                                                                                                                                        
  2. Jane Campion: Making history, Jane Campion is the first woman to have two Best Director Nominations this year’s Oscar Award Ceremony. She is nominated for directing this year’s “The Power of the Dog”, which won her a directing prize at the Venice Film Festival. Back in 1994, Campion was also nominated Best Director for her work in “The Piano”, leading her to walk away with the award that night. Since 1929, when the Academy Awards was first held, only seven women have been nominated for Best Director. We wait to see if Campion can walk away with another award for this breathtaking film.
  3. First-Time Acting Nominees: Amongst the three acting categories, this year there are nine first-time nominees. In the lead and supporting acting categories, the nine nominees include Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog), Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Troy Kotsur (CODA), DeBose (West Side Story), Kristen Stewart (Spencer), and Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard). 
  4. Denzel Washington breaking his own record: Denzel Washington is seen as the most classic movie stardom, continuing to make history. This year, Washington is up for his tenth Academy Award nomination. He was nominated for best actor from his role in  “The Tragedy of Macbeth”. Washington breaks his own record by being the most nominated Black actor in the Academy Awards history. Standing at two Oscar Awards, for “Cry Freedom” and “Training Day”, Washington continues to strive and leave fans in awe with his breathtaking performances. 
  5. The Dolby Theatre: Formally known as the Kodak Theatre, the Dolby Theatre has hosted the Academy Awards since 2001. Although the Academy Awards have been occurring since 1929, the Dolby Theatre is currently home to the highest honor in filmmaking after its recognition. Today, the Dolby Theatre hosts one of Hollywood’s biggest evenings, leaving audiences in awe as award winners are announced, while many of the nominees make history.