Sunday, May 26, 2024

Oscars Surprise: Academy Chooses Late March 2022 Date for Show Despite Regular End of Year Eligibility


Color me surprised.

The 2022 Oscars will be held on March 27, 2022, much later than I thought or anyone else did.

The cut off is still December 31st. So without Golden Globes, there will now be three full months til the actual show.

Why? Beats me. The original date for the 2022 show was supposed to be February 27th. With the Globes gone, I thought it would make sense to move up to late January or early February. Wasn’t the idea to get this thing done sooner rather than later?

But no one asked me! Now by the time we have the Oscars, the movies will be quite past their expiration date. Obviously, the Academy and ABC know what they’re doing. So we’ll just go along for the ride!

But please, back in the Dolby Theater, and please get a host, kids! Jimmy Kimmel has that tux ready. Let him use it!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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