2022 Oscars pushed back per month, will return to usual venue
The 94th Academy Awards have a brand new date, moving to Drive 27, 2022, a month later than originally planned, the particular motion picture academy announced Thurs.
The change would appear to signal that the academy feels the need to place a bit more space between the Oscars and the live sporting events contending for a dwindling number of audiences. The 2022 Beijing Olympics are scheduled to take place through Feb. 4-20, while the 2022 Super Bowl is set with regard to Feb. 13.
The film academy first flagged its 2022 date three years ago, tacitly acknowledging the two events in the planning. But a lot is promoting since then. Honours show ratings have been sliding , as has viewership for other live activities. This year’s Oscars received an audience of simply 10. 4 million, a record low and a 56% fall from the 23. 6 zillion people who watched in 2020.
Even though the low ratings could be partly explained by a pandemic year that left movie theaters mostly closed and audiences largely unaware of — and uninterested in — the films and performances earning Oscar selections, viewership has been eroding for any decade.
The 2010 Oscars, which saw “The Hurt Locker” prevail over “Avatar” for optimum picture , drew typically 41. 6 million people, with nearly 80 million people watching at least part of the show.
Cord-cutting, streaming and growing culture wars have made that type of viewership part of a bygone era.
This year’s Oscars, held April 25, took place 8 weeks later than planned, with all the film academy extending the eligibility window to Feb. The 2022 Oscars may return to the traditional Dec. thirty-one eligibility deadline. Nominations will be announced Feb. 8.
The film academy also confirmed that the 2022 ceremony will return to the particular Dolby Theatre in La, its home since 2002. (This year’s show shifted to Association Station . ) The business also added a final remember that seems baked into these current times: All times are subject to change.