The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has found the date for the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony, according to a new report from Deadline.
The 94th Academy Awards will be taking place on March 27, 2022, with nominations set to be revealed on Tuesday, February 8. According to Deadline’s report, the next Oscars will not be retaining the eligibility period that they had for 2021. Instead, the eligibility period will return to the standard December 31 deadline, resulting in a 10-month period instead of the extended 14-month period that the Academy opted for thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the award show will be earlier than it was in 2021, it’ll still be a bit later than fans of the show are used to watching it. This is because of a very unique circumstance that will see the Super Bowl being held in Los Angeles on February 6, and the Winter Olympics in Beijing running from February 4-20. According to the outlet, the logistics of running all three shows would simply be too much, forcing the Academy to push the 94th Academy Awards back as a result.
The 93rd Academy Awards saw major wins for some big films, including Nomadland taking home Best Picture, Chloe Zhao taking home the Oscar for Best Director, and a surprise Best Actor win for Anthony Hopkins. As theaters continue to open across the country and more movies prepare to launch throughout the year, the upcoming award show should have more than enough strong contenders despite a smaller eligibility period.