Hollywood is ready for its close-up.
The 94th Academy Awards will air – on a stunning, futuristic stage – from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater beginning Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC. And for the first time since 2018, the awards ceremony will be led by one host – actually three.
“I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea, but I’m hosting the Oscars, along with my good friend Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall,” Amy Schumer said of the A-list comedy trifecta in an announcement last month . It is the first time that three women will moderate the ceremony.
The top categories included Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Penelope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Kristen Stewart ( “Spencer”) are all vying for the “Actress in a Leading Role” statue, while Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Dog”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick…Boom! “) ), Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) are in the race for the lead actor.
The whopping 10 films in the Best Picture race include “Belfast”, “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare”. Alley”, “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story”.
And among the night’s historic opportunities, should Lin-Manuel Miranda, 42, win Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas” from the film Encanto, he would become the 17th cast member to achieve EGOT status – in other words , he would win all four major industry awards, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Tony.
The full list of Oscar winners and nominees – plus highlights (and lowlights) from the show – will be updated throughout the night.