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Here is some general information about the Oscars, also known as the “Oscars”.

March 27, 2022 – The 94th Annual Academy Awards are to be broadcast.

April 25, 2021 – The 93rd Annual Academy Awards airs.

2022 nominations (selected)

Best Picture
“Don’t look up”
“Driving My Car”
“King Richard”
“Licorice Pizza”
“Alley of Nightmares”
“The Power of the Dog”
“West Side Story”

Actor in a leading role
Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield, “tick, tick…BOOM!”
Will Smith, “King Richard”
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Actress in a leading role
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”
Penélope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”
Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”
Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”

Actress in a supporting role
Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Girl”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Judi Dench, “Belfast”
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”

Actor in a supporting role
Ciaran Hinds, “Belfast”
Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
Jesse Plemons, “The Power of the Dog”
JK Simmons, “Being the Ricardos”
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”
Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”
Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”
Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

The complete list of candidates

2021 winners (selected)

Best Picture
“Nomadic Land”

Actor in a leading role
Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

Actress in a leading role
Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

Actress in a supporting role
Yuh-jung Youn, “Minari”

Actor in a supporting role
Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”

The full list of winners

Other facts

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been counting ballots since 1934. Newspaper headlines announced the winners before the ceremony until 1941, when the sealed envelope system was implemented. Before a PwC envelope mix-up in 2017, when a mistake was made when announcing the Best Picture award, only two partners in the firm knew the results until the envelopes were opened. After 2017, new procedures were adopted which include adding a third voting partner to also memorize the list of winners. The third partner sits with the Oscar producers in the control room while the other two voting partners are stationed on opposite sides of the stage. Additionally, PwC partners are prohibited from using cellphones and social media backstage at the show.

Walt Disney is the most honored person in Oscar history. He received 59 nominations and 26 competitive awards throughout his career.

Composer John Williams is the most nominated living person – 52 nominations (including 5 wins).

Meryl Streep is the most nominated performer in Academy history with 21 nominations.

Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male performer in Academy history with 12 nominations.

Katharine Hepburn has won the most Oscars for a performer, with four.

Daniel Day-Lewis is the only person to have three Best Actor Oscars.

Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person to ever win a competitive Oscar at 10 years and 148 days.

Only three films have won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay: in 1934, “It Happened One Night”; in 1975, “Flight over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; and in 1991, “The silence of the lambs”.

No film has ever won the top six awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress.

Scientific and Technical Awards are given in a separate ceremony for methods, discoveries or inventions that contribute to the arts and sciences of film.


May 16, 1929 – The first Oscars take place in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets are $5.

1929 – The first prize for best film goes to “Wings”.

1929 – The first statuette ever presented is to Emil Jannings, for his Best Actor performance in “The Last Command”.

1937 – The first presentation of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is presented to Darryl F. Zanuck.

1938 – Due to severe flooding in Los Angeles, the ceremony is delayed for a week.

March 19, 1953 – The first televised ceremony takes place at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

1966 – Rewards are released in color first.

1968 – Due to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the ceremony is brought forward two days as the original date is the day of King’s funeral.

1976-present – ABC broadcasts the Oscars.

nineteen eighty one – Due to the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, the ceremony is postponed for 24 hours.

2001 – The Best Animated Feature category is added.

June 23, 2009 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces that starting in 2010, 10 films will receive Best Picture nominations, up from five.

June 26, 2009 – The Academy announces that starting in 2010, new rules governing the Best Song category could eliminate this category in any given year. In addition, the Irving G. Thalberg and Jean Hersholt Honorary Awards will be presented at a separate ceremony in November.

June 14, 2011 – The Academy announces new rules governing the Best Picture category, the number of nominated films can vary from 5 to 10 in any given year and will not be known until the nominees are announced. The new rule will come into effect in 2012.

November 9, 2011 – Eddie Murphy dropped out as host of the Oscars in February 2012, a day after producer Brett Ratner quit the show, over a remark he made that he deemed homophobic.

January 18, 2016 – After criticizing the lack of diversity in Oscar nominees two years in a row, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs issues a statement saying that “in the days and weeks ahead, we will be conducting a review of our recruitment membership to bring much-needed diversity to our Class of 2016 and beyond.

January 24, 2017 – The romantic musical ‘La La Land’ garners 14 Oscar nominations, tying the record held by ‘All About Eve’ and ‘Titanic’. After complaining in 2016 about a lack of diversity, six black actors are receiving nominations for their performances, a record.

February 26, 2017 – After “La La Land” is mistakenly announced as best picture, “Moonlight” becomes the first film with an all-black cast to win the Best Picture Oscar. Additionally, Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win the Best Supporting Actor award.

August 8, 2018 – In a letter to members, the Academy announces that it is adding a new category in 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Cinema. The letter does not specify the criteria for a “popular” film.

September 6, 2018 – The Academy announces that it is reconsidering the decision to add a category of popular films. Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement, “There has been a wide range of reaction to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for continued discussions with our members.”

December 6, 2018 – Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced.

February 5, 2019 – ABC confirms the Oscars will be hostless. It will be the first time in 30 years that the ceremony will take place without a host.

February 9, 2020 – ‘Parasite’ becomes the first non-English film to win the Best Picture Oscar. It is also the first film to win both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture.

February 9, 2020 – The 92nd Academy Awards averaged 23.6 million views, the lowest ratings in the show’s history.

June 15, 2020 – For the first time in 40 years, the Academy is postponing the 93rd Academy Awards. The last time the Oscars were postponed was in 1981, when the ceremony was delayed 24 hours due to an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. In addition to the postponement, the Academy is committed to extending the eligibility window for films, which generally corresponds to the calendar year. For the 2021 Oscars, the new window will be extended until February 28, 2021.

September 8, 2020 – The Academy announces that films must meet certain criteria in terms of representation in order to be eligible for the Best Picture Oscar from 2024. Introduced as part of an initiative called Aperture 2025, the organization says that the goal is “to encourage fair representation on and off screen to better reflect the diversity of the moviegoer audience.

April 25, 2021 – Yuh-jung Youn is named Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Minari” and becomes the first Korean actress to win an Oscar. Chloe Zhao is named best director for “Nomadland” and becomes the first woman of color and the first woman of Asian descent to win the award. She is also only the second woman to win.

May 27, 2021 – The Academy announces that the 2022 Academy Awards will take place in March 2022, one month later than originally planned.

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